What is Dilantin P?

Dilantin P Capsule is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Epileptic Seizures, Anxiety, Sedative, Anticonvulsant, Seizure, Migraine and other conditions.

Dilantin P Capsule contains Phenobarbitone, and Phenytoin Sodium as active ingredients.

Dilantin P Capsule works by works as sedative hypnotic to control seizures; slowing down the abnormal electrical activity of the brain that causes seizures;

Detailed information related to Dilantin P Capsule’s uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Dilantin P Capsule Uses

Dilantin P Capsule is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Sedative
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Seizure
  • Migraine
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias

Dilantin P Capsule Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Dilantin P Capsule improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Works as sedative hypnotic to control seizures.
  • Slowing down the abnormal electrical activity of the brain that causes seizures.

Dilantin P Capsule – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Dilantin P Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Memory Problems
  • Sensitivity To Light
  • Reduced Thyroid Hormones
  • Vitamin K
  • Sores On skin Or Mouth Ulcers
  • Inflammation Of Tendons

Dilantin P Capsule – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Avoid taking phenobarbitone if you are allergic to it
  • Avoid taking phenobarbitone if you have an addiction to alcohol or drug abuse
  • Consult your doctor in case of hepatic impairment, cardiovascular disease, sinus bradycardia, heart blocks, hypoalbuminemia, porphyria and seizures
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery
  • Do not stop medication even if you feel fine
  • Do not take phenobarbitone if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Dilantin P Capsule – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of dilantin p capsule may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Dilantin P Capsule may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Atazanavir
  • Boceprevir
  • Carbamazepine
  • Clonazepam
  • Cyclosporine
  • Digoxin

Dilantin P Capsule – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Dilantin P Capsule is a contraindication. In addition, Dilantin P Capsule should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • AV block
  • Acute intermittent porphyria
  • Addiction to alcohol or drug abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Allergic to phenytoin or any of its components
  • Breastfeeding

Dilantin P Capsule – Frequently asked Questions

Is Dilantin P Capsule safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

Phenobarbitone: No

Phenytoin Sodium: No

Is Dilantin P Capsule safe while breastfeeding?

Phenobarbitone: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Phenytoin Sodium: No

Can Dilantin P Capsule be used for epileptic seizures and anxiety?

Yes, epileptic seizures and anxiety are among the most common reported uses for Dilantin P Capsule. Please do not use Dilantin P Capsule for epileptic seizures and anxiety without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Dilantin P Capsule.

Should I consume Dilantin P Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food?

TabletWise.com website users have most commonly reported consuming Dilantin P Capsule after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you should eat this medicine. Click here to find out what other patients report as timing of using Dilantin P Capsule.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Dilantin P Capsule medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Dilantin P Capsule. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

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