Dilatin is one of the seizure medications that has a very strange dosing profile. Most medications are relatively even when it come to the dose and your blood level. If you take an extra little bit, you blood level goes up a little bit and so on. With Dilantin, once you reach the dose the works for you - taking just a little extra does not raise you blood level just a little higher - it makes it a lot higher and you become toxic. It is like you have absorbed all the Dilatin you need to be seizure free from a certain dose - and the little extra dose you take puts you in a toxic zone. The is no gray area. They is very little play with the dose. i hope that makes sense.
What can happen is the other medications can change the Dilantin blood level. Different medications or diseases can interfer with how Dilantin in absorbed.
That to your pharmacist or doctor.
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