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10% of the difference.* Call us at 1-877-202-1513 and a member of our CareTeam will be happy to assist you.
Dilantin is an anticonvulsant used to treat seizures. However, it is not suitable for treating every type of seizure.
Read any instructions that come with this medication carefully, and always follow your doctor's instructions.
Do not break/crush/chew the extended-release capsule
Infatabs chewable tablets must be taken 2-3 times a day; consult with your doctor
Shake the liquid medication before dosing; use given dosing device
Blood tests may be required frequently
Tell your doctor if seizures don't improve
If you miss a dose, make up for it as soon as you are able, but if it's almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose
Store at room temperature away from light, heat, moisture
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you are pregnant or become pregnant
Some patients may experience suicidal thoughts while taking Dilantin
If you have taken this medication during pregnancy, alert the doctor who delivers your baby
Dilantin may cause birth control pills to be less effective; use other non-hormonal birth control methods such as condoms and diaphragm
DO NOT stop using Dilantin even if you think your symptoms are improving
Wear medical ID that says you have seizures in case of emergency
Practice good dental hygiene; Dilantin may cause gum swelling; visit dentist often
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience an overdose; it may be fatal (see below)
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Dilantin
Avoid driving or any activity that requires alertness before you know how Dilantin affects you
Before starting this medication, inform your doctor if you have experienced the following:
If you take delavirdine
Suicidal thoughts or attempts
Vitamin D deficiency; thinning of bones
Asian ancestry - you will need a special blood test
If you are allergic to phenytoin, ethotoin, fosphenytoin, or mephenytoin
If you are pregnant: DO NOT start on this medication without doctor's consent; if you become pregnant, DO NOT STOP taking this medication without doctor's consent
Consult with your doctor if you breastfeed/plan to breastfeed
Do not use this medication if you have experienced the following:
Liver issues caused by phenytoin
If you are allergic to Dilantin
If you are allergic to similar medications like ethotoin, fosDilantin, or meDilantin
If you also take delavirdine
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience:
An overdose; symptoms include: twitching eyes, slurred speech, imbalance, tremors, stiff or weak muscles, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, fainting, slow/shallow breaths
Symptoms of an allergic reaction: hives, breathing difficulty, swollen face/lips/tongue/throat
Symptoms of a severe skin reaction, such as: fever, sore throat, burning in eyes, pain in skin, red/purple rash that spreads/blisters/peels
Any reaction that affects multiple body parts, like: rash, fever, swollen glands, msucle aches, severe eakness, unusual bruising, yellowing of skin/eyes
Contact your doctor right away if you encounter the following:
Any indication of skin rash, even mild
Fever, chills, sore throat, swollen glands
Red/swollen gums, mouth sores
Liver issues, such as: appetite loss, pain in upper stomach, dark urine, clay color stool, yellowing of skin/eyes
Easy bruising, unusual bleeding, purple/red spots under skin
Interactions (inform your doctor if you also take these):
Any drug that contains phenytoin, a common ingredient
Avoid drinking alcohol
Over-the-counter drugs such as: cimetidine, omeprazole, St. John's Wort, vitamins/supplements that contain folic acid
Always inform your doctor of all drugs you are taking, including over-the-counter meds, vitamins, supplements, and herbs, and any medical conditions and allergies you may have prior to starting a new medication
IMPORTANT NOTE: The information provided on the https://www.canadamedstop.com website is intended to facilitate awareness about healthcare products and medical conditions generally but it is not a substitute for professional medical attention or advice. You should always speak with a qualified healthcare practitioner before taking any prescription or non-prescription drug.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that not all medications, including any referenced on this page, are dispensed from our affiliated Canadian pharmacy. The medications in your order may be filled and shipped from an approved International fulfillment center located in a country other than Canada. In addition to dispensing medications from our Canadian pharmacy, medication orders are also filled and shipped from international fulfillment centers that are approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries. Medication orders are filled and shipped from approved fulfillment centers around the world including, but not limited to, Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, Mauritius, India, Australia, and the United States. The items in your order may be filled and shipped from any one of the above jurisdictions. The products are sourced from various countries including, but not limited to, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, India, Australia, and the United States. All of our affiliated fulfillment centers have been approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries.
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What's the difference between generic drugs and brand name drugs?
What's the difference between the branded products you sell and the ones I get locally?
The branded drugs we sell are chemically and therapeutically no different from the ones you get in your local pharmacy. They both generally come from the same exact manufacturer. Generally, the main difference* is in the packaging and the price. Our packaging may be different from what you get locally, but we're also much cheaper.
* Other differences may include differences in trade name, form, and general appearance.
Why are there packaging differences?
Due to differences in government regulation, different countries have different packaging requirements. For example, a product in Canada (or any other country) will have different packaging than the same product in the US even though both drugs are chemically and therapeutically equivalent and are generally manufactured by the same exact company.
Why are your drugs so much cheaper?
Due to government price controls, medications from Canada and many other countries are often significantly cheaper than in the United States. Also, other countries may have more affordable generic versions of drugs, which may not yet be available in the US.