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Will taking Dilantin mistakenly cause any serious problem?

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Published At July 23, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I want to know that if someone (who is not suffering from any epilepsy or seizure disorder) has mistakenly taken Dilantin 300 mg daily (sometimes 100 mg) for 15 to 30 days, what will happen? Is he going to suffer from seizure disorder or other health issues? What has to be done to stop taking this medicine safely?

Hi.

Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, no side effects would happen in such case. It is not that the person would develop seizure disorder on stopping the medicines. However, medicine should not be abruptly withdrawn. It should be slowly tapered and stopped under the guidance of your physician. In case the person is a pregnant female she needs immediate attention.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Anshul Varshney
Dr. Anshul Varshney

Internal Medicine

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