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We found 8 questions associated with the 'Neurosurgery' topic.

If I am taking only 100 mg of Dilantin nightly is it doing anything for, or to me?

Posted 16 Jan 2017 by rnmohs 1 answer

I had brain surgery in 2003 - Oligodendroglioma tumor removed and was prescribed 300/400 mg opposing days. for the last 5+ years I only take 100 mg per night. I am concerned about the side effects and whether I need Dilantin or not. My Dr. is looking on the safest side. I am trying to live.

Neurosurgery - How do brain shunts work that don't have valves to control the flow?

Posted 8 Oct 2016 by Tomgpjr 0 answers

I had a low pressure valve to regulate the flow in my shunt. The last time it was revised it was put in without a valve the ventricular catheter is connected to the proximal catheter with a right angle connector.

Effects of decreasing dose of Phenytoin Sod Ext 300mg?

Posted 29 Jul 2016 by Mel6389 0 answers

Post neurosurgery was put on Phenytoin Sod Ex 100mg cap 3xnight. Have been on this medication for 3 1/2yrs as an Anit-Seizure preventative treatment. I have NEVER had a seizure. After a strong EEG I'm finally being slowly taken off of the medication. Told to decrease by 100mg for 1 week than ...

How long does it take to get Diamox completely out of your system?

Posted 9 Aug 2015 by 261farview drive 0 answers

I am having a shunt replacment

How many yrs on Dilantin is safe? With 7meds,all interact. Low Vit D. Seizures(4-1/2hrs),back,legs?

Posted 4 Jan 2015 by TerriLynn44 2 answers

I've taken Dilatin about 6-7yrs ago after 4-1/2hr seizure, coma for 4days.I take 9meds, 4 Vits & 8 interact & 4 mixed can raise blood levels.My blood work is not monitored & worse side effects. Prescribing Dr isn't listening with proof to of specifics & to look & ...

Question about injured nerves in arms and the ER?

Posted 6 Jan 2014 2 answers

I have injured my radial nerve in the left arm and have wrist-drop. Have had it for 3,4 months and have done electro-stimulation, physical therapy, exercises, etc., but nothing has helped. I am now seeing a doctor specializing on the peripheral nerves/hand injures. I have done an arm MRI (took 4 ...

What is the prescribed dosage of phenytoin in mg/kg body weight?

Posted 25 Apr 2011 by Hemraj 1 answer

my mother (58 yrs) developed mild seizures LHS 10 years after neurosurgery of rt orbital meningoma. She was initially put on oxcarbazepine which was later substituted with phenytoin 300 mg (in 3 divided doses) due to its playing havoc with the electrolyte balance of the body. Now she is still ...

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Seizure Prophylaxis During or Following Neurosurgery, Surgery

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