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    Wean off Dilantin
    palmtree6868 posted:
    After a severe head injury , I had a seizure in the ER. I had no seizures prior to my injury. I was placed on dilantin as a precaution and have had no further seizures. I am having side effects and want to end the medication. My accident was 5 months ago. I am on 300mg/day and my doctor says the weaning off schedule will be 8-12 weeks. Is this a normal schedule to get off this drug? I would like to do it in a shorter time.
    dancer86442 responded:
    Hello Palmtree, I can understand your wanting to be off this med. But, do as DR says. In fact I would do the 12 weeks to INSURE no seizures or w/drawal symptoms. Good Luck. God Bless Love Candi & family

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