Toxic dilantin levels

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   Posted 6/30/2017 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband is on dilantin. He could not walk, slurring speech, dizzy confused. Went to ER and his levels were 36. They admitted him and the next day his levels were 58.Does anyone know why his levels are going up when he has not taken any dillantin? He is not himself at all. He signed himself out of hospital. He cannot walk and things are very bad. I was wandering how long it takes usually for levels to come back down. I'm scared and worried and don't know what to do. Please help....

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   Posted 6/30/2017 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Gummybun. I cannot answer your question, however, why did he sign himself out of the hospital? Prior to him doing this did you speak with the treating dr as to why the levels were so high? Perhaps you can call the hospital & try to contact the dr & ask some questions. I do know that a person has to very careful of their levels when on this medication.

Please come back & post once you get some answers. Take care.
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