What is Dilantin? How to Treat with Generic Phenytoin.
- Epileptic status with tonic-clonic seizures;
- Treatment and prophylaxis of epileptic seizures in neurosurgery;
- Violations of Heart Rhythm caused by organic lesions of the central nervous system or an overdose of cardiac glycosides;
- Neuralgia of the trigeminal nerve;
- Meniere syndrome.
Generic Dilantin (Phenytoin 100 mg) guide:
More facts about Generic Dilantin (Phenytoin 100 mg):
What is the medication marketed as Generic Dilantin?
Dilantin is a trade name known is several countries for the medication known worldwide as Phenytoin. Phenytoin is the name of the active substance of the branded medicine and so-called Generic Dilantin. Generic Dilantin is a collective term used for all medicines with the same composition, indications for use and effect as the branded drug Dilantin. The medications are called differently, each of them has a registered trade name but this term is used to help people find the cheaper versions of the branded drug without knowing their names. The advantage of generics is that they are cheaper than the branded medications. They are made using the same formula and ingredients but their developers do not develop the formulas themselves. They either get the right to make identical preparations after the patent of the inventor expires or buy the license to make the same drugs.
Phenytoin, the active substance of both the branded medicine and the generics, is an antiepileptic agent from the hydantoin derivative group. It has an anticonvulsant effect without a pronounced hypnotic effect and is also used as an antiarrhythmic agent and a muscle relaxant.
Why is Generic Dilantin cheaper than the branded medicine? Is it inferior?
The question whether the generics are inferior to the branded drugs or not is natural because of two main reasons. First of all, many doctors tell their patients that they need to purchase namely the branded drug and do not buy Generic Dilantin. The thing is that they do it only because they are sponsored by the large pharmaceutical companies who basically legally bribe them with expensive gifts when they prescribe namely their preparations.
Secondly, people wonder whether generics are of the same quality because they are significantly cheaper than the branded medicines. The thing is that they are cheaper not because of the poor quality but due to the fact that their manufacturers do not invest in research to invent the formula, save on production allocating their facilities in the countries where the production costs can be minimized by the low taxes, cheap labor force, and so on.
In short, there are adequate reasons that influence the cheaper price of generics which do not in any way affect the quality and effectiveness of such drugs. No medicines would be launched onto the market without proper testing and confirmation of their correspondence to the original medication and their effectiveness.
Who should buy Dilantin or its generic?
In this section, we list the conditions in which the medicine is prescribed. If you have any of them, you can ask your doctor whether the medication would be effective and useful for you. We offer you to buy Phenytoin without a prescription but, of course, the best time to purchase and start using any medication is when your doctor prescribes it to you.
The medication is used for epilepsy (big seizures), epileptic status with tonic-clonic seizures, treatment and prophylaxis of epileptic seizures in neurosurgery. Sometimes the medication is used for the violations of heart rhythm caused by organic lesions of the central nervous system or an overdose of cardiac glycosides, as a second-line therapy in neuralgia of the trigeminal nerve, and some forms of Ménière syndrome.
When the preparation must not be used?
Even if you have the indications for the preparation use, you should not buy Dilantin or its generic if you suffer from any of the following conditions: increased sensitivity to Phenytoin or other components of the medication as well as other hydantoin anticonvulsants, heart failure, Adams-Stokes syndrome, AV-blockade of II-III degree, sinoatrial block, sinus bradycardia liver or renal failure, cachexia, and porphyria.
The medication also must be carefully used in children with rickets, elderly patients, and patients with diabetes mellitus, mild to moderate chronic liver and kidney disease, and chronic alcoholism.
The drug must not be used during pregnancy unless the expected benefit to the mother exceeds potential harm to the fetus. Breastfeeding during the therapy is prohibited.
How to use the preparation?
The optimal way to use the preparation is to follow your doctor’s recommendations. The medication comes in different forms and the methods of usage as well as the dosages differ, so make sure to clarify what form you need before you buy Generic Phenytoin. However, the instruction still provides the general recommendations for the medication use which are the following (for pills only):
The starting dosage for adults is 3-4 milligrams per kilogram of the body weight a day. Subsequently, the dosage is gradually increased for the achievement of the optimal therapeutic effect. In the majority of cases the optimal supporting dosage is 200-500 mg a day taken once a day or split into several intakes.
The recommended dosage for children is 5 milligrams per kilogram of the body weight a day. Subsequently, the dosage is gradually increased for the achievement of the optimal therapeutic effect. The maximum daily dosage for children must not exceed 300 mg.
Adverse reactions the drug can cause
When you order Dilantin and start using the pills, you may suffer from negative effects along with the positive ones. It is important to inform your doctor in occurrence of any of them to avoid doing any harm to your body. The typical negative symptoms from the therapy are dizziness, nausea, vomiting, toxic hepatitis, gingival hyperplasia, constipation, liver damage, transient nervousness, tremor, ataxia (violation of coordination of movements of various muscles), nystagmus (involuntary oscillatory movements of the eyes with high frequency), confusion, insomnia, drowsiness, headache, dysarthria; muscle twitching, trembling, sensory peripheral polyneuropathy in patients receiving long-term therapy, in isolated cases - peripheral neuropathy, dyskinesia (including chorea, dystonia), skin rash, fever, and others.
Overdose with Dilantin
Overdose with Phenytoin is especially dangerous in children. It can contribute to the development of acute intoxication, nystagmus (involuntary oscillatory movements of the eyes with high frequency), ataxia (violation of coordination of movements of various muscles), mental disorders, and joint pain. In more severe cases, bradycardia, ventricular fibrillation, atrial flutter, asystole and coma can occur. The treatment is symptomatic as the drug doesn’t have a specific antidote. In case you or your child overdosed, you need to seek emergency help.
Combination with other medicines
If you use any medicines at the time you plan to order Generic Dilantin and start using it, you need to inform your doctor about all of them and ask if the combination is safe. If your doctor is unsure, you can check the instruction by yourself. The medication interacts with multiple medicines some of which enhance its effect and some of which diminish it. Dilantin also lowers the effectiveness of certain medicines, for instance, fluconazole, ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, posaconazole), corticosteroids, doxycycline, estrogens, furosemide, irinotecan, oral contraceptives, paclitaxel, paroxetine, quinidine, rifampicin, sertraline, teniposide, theophylline, and vitamin D.
It is important to choose and adjust the dosages individually based on the patient’s response to the therapy with the medication. In order to detect the right dosage, the concentration of the medicine in the blood plasma should be checked on the 7-10 day of the therapy. In pronounced adverse effects, the dosages must be reduced or the whole therapy stopped.
During the therapy, it is important to monitor the level of calcium and phosphorus in the blood serum.
Where to buy Dilantin?
Dilantin is a prescription medication in several countries. Therefore, every time you need a refill you need to go to a doctor for new Rx. In other countries, for instance as in the country from where we send the medicines, it is an over-the-counter drug. It makes the medication and the entire therapy much cheaper. Therefore, the optimal way to get the drug cheap is to order Phenytoin from our online pharmacy.
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