... day and suddenly I'm getting low Thyroid readings and I found one article that says that a high dilantin level may cause a low thyroid level. ... (0 replies)
... The low level of 10 was taken about 3 hours after my morning dose. ... (9 replies)
Hello my fellow E-ers. This is my first time posting, so I'm sorry if it is sooo long. I just learned about this website from my younger sister, who happens to surf the web alot. Anyway...
Here's my story:
I am currently taking 350mg of Dilantin, which was just recently increased 50mg due to a low Dilantin level-I think it was at 4 or 5 and have been... (5 replies)
... I know years ago when I was taking seizure meds, I knew when it was too high or too low because I was familiar with my symptoms. I would go into the Dr. ... (3 replies)
... What level of Dilantin constitutes low for an 84 year old male of 119 pounds? ... (8 replies)
... I can tell when my Dilantin levels are low. I wake up before the alarm clock, think clearly, and have a ton of energy. A few things to sacrifice to avoid having seizures. ... (22 replies)
... cation at the same time day after day and the fact that I was getting by on such a small amount of sleep for several months has me believing there was more to my level drop than the recent activity over my vacation. ... (22 replies)
... I've been taking Dilantin for about 10 years. ... (22 replies)
... The CVS meds are also parke davis -,warner chilcott.
But yes I am considering switching my prescription to CVS
because the problem may be with the pharmacy and not PD.
I want to see what the results bring back. It would be helpful to
know if anyone else is experiencing these low levels, but I haven't
heard anything about that from anyone. (9 replies)
... The dilantin is parke davis made in Puerto Rico by Warner Chilcott a division of Pfizer. Now that is reassuring isn't it. Pfizer farmed out dilantin to that company several years ago. ... (9 replies)
... ch batch, but if they're made who knows where, they may have different qc procedures. Can you get a prescription from a different pharmacy that doesn't get their Dilantin from Medco? ... (9 replies)
... The dilantin was Parke Davis distributed by Medco. I need to stay in the upper therapeutic range of 16 to 20. And have done so for many years. ... (9 replies)
... Dilantin used to be made by a differnt company...are these generic? That can be a big cause for a lowered level. Ten is still at the lower end of normal limits. I wouldn't worry too much unless it continues to be low. Have you been more active than usual? Metabolism changes? Diet pills? I'd be more concerned about levels over 20, in the toxic range. (9 replies)
... Sunday morn. I'm taking 300 Dilantin, 2000 Keppra and 500 Lamictal. I had been taking 360 Dilantin but I lost 50 lbs of weight and it put me into toxic range. On the Dilantin, that is. So maybe I'm a little low on the Dilantin? ... (7 replies)
... My new neuro also questioned why I'd been put on the dilantin with no increases in dosage given the low blood level. His thought was to see what happens if I achieve therapeutic level and if I don't feel any different, then just discontinue it slowly. ... (16 replies)
... Went to my neruologist and I requested to have my medicine changed because my dilantin level was low and I had not missed any of my pills. I think my body was getting use to the Dilantin and the medicine wasn't working anymore. He put me on zonegran 100mg. ... (8 replies)
... I have just begun switching my main drug from Dilantin to Tegretol because I had a dangerously low platelet level. My eyes are crossed and I feel drunk. Does this get better? ... (4 replies)
... I am stunned. That sounds like a Depakote level. Surprised you didn't have toxicity problems after it exceeded the low 20's. ... (3 replies)
... Levels are checked every 6 months and 9/10 times I've been "low" with only once being told "in the middle"
Since joining here, I've read several threads of inconsistency in generic Dilantin.
Thanks for responding.
God Bless, Ray (2 replies)
... possibly once when you think they're too low and once when they seem to be at therapeutic level. ... (2 replies)