I was on Dilantin if you were put on it because of brain surgery please please take it as many times a day as directed and for the length of time the Dr. ordered, I was on Dilantin for several years, Blood levels should be done to make sure you have just the therapeutic dose in your system, Be sure and see your dentist for checkups, floss, brush your teeth regularly, Dilantin can cause gum problems (swollen bleeding guns called gingival hyperplasia) it's best you know if you don't already so you can ask your dentist for proper dental hygeine in order to keep this at minimum, I was fortunate to be able to have a dentist who watched my gums and made recommendations accordingly. It is a good drug, but it can cause several side effects, ask your doctor or look and ask him to explain to you, you can do well on Dilantin having information and following information towards your benefeit works for you.
and you with the help of your doctor may be able when the time is right to not keep using the drug, but do not try to do this on your own, it's an older medication but when taken with proper instructions it can work, keep us posted and you be sure and take very good care
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