I had been at a level for 3 months and had hip surgery and taking different medications such as pain medicines and also given Seroquel for mood swings
I normal Dilantin level in adults is 10 - 20 mcg.
However, to answer your question Dilantin levels drop either by not taking your medication (Dilantin) on time or by way of metabolism.
First, it is metabolized by way of your intestines then to your kidneys finally to you urinary tract.
Dilantin is prescribed mainly for Seizures. Occasionally it's used for arrhythmias.
It's important to note Dilantin is usually not a doctor's first choice anymore when it comes to choosing anti-seizure medication. This is because of its known side effect drowsiness.
It is important to know that neither Seroquel or pain medications would cause your Dilantin level to drop.
- Dilantin Information for Consumers
- Dilantin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Dilantin (detailed)
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