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Hydantoin anticonvulsants

What are Hydantoin anticonvulsants?

Hydantoin anticonvulsants are structurally related to barbiturates. They have an allantoin heterocyclic base. Hydantoins slow the synaptic transmission by blocking sodium channels from recovering from the inactivated state, and inhibits neurons from firing. This stops the repeated excitation of cells that results in seizures.

Hydantoin anticonvulsants are used to treat a wide range of seizures types.

List of Hydantoin anticonvulsants

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Dilantin (Pro)
Generic name: phenytoin
77 reviews
Phenytek (Pro)
Generic name: phenytoin
3 reviews
Peganone (Pro)
Generic name: ethotoin
1 review
Generic name: fosphenytoin
No reviews
Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt
Generic name: phenytoin
No reviews
Phenytoin Sodium
Generic name: phenytoin
No reviews
Cerebyx (Pro)
Generic name: fosphenytoin
No reviews
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Medical conditions treated or associated with hydantoin anticonvulsants:

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