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Epilepsy

Dilantin levels

09/29/2008

Question:

WOULD YOU EXPLAIN WHY WHEN THE DOCTOR LOWERS THE DILANTIN LEVEL FOR EPILEPSY , THE PERSON GOES INTO A FUNK AND CANNOT INTERACT OR COMPLETE SENTENCES AND BEFORE HE IS JUST FINE. WHAT IS THE DANGER OF TOO HIGH DILANTIN LEVELS?

Answer:

High Dilantin levels can cause the following symptoms: dizziness, unsteadiness when walking, double vision and sleepiness.

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Response by:

David M Ficker, MD David M Ficker, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati