dilantin dilantin

Definition(s):

  • (n) an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Phenantoin can be administered in larger doses than dilantin-sodium or phenobarbitol; it does not have a disagreeable taste, and can be given to babies; it is made up in pink pill .
  2. Dosed with dilantin every day, Eugene galloped through his first readers in three weeks, taught himself multiplication without help, learned to play ball, badminton and card .

News

  • With newer antihistamines, risk of seizure is small

    DEAR DR. ROACH: My son suffered seizures as a child and was diagnosed with benign rolandic epilepsy. At the time, we were told that he should avoid antihistamines, since they could trigger seizures. He was on medication from ages 8 to 18 (Dilantin), but...
    on September 8, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times

Quotes

  • Keith said recently: "The drug I'm on now because of the brain job, Dilantin, means you can't take cocaine any more, which is fine for me."
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Keith Richards Source: UK Express

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