Patients on long-term treatment with the anti-seizure drug Dilantin (phenytoin) may be at risk of phenytoin toxicity, a serious side effect that can cause cerebellar degeneration in the brain.
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What is the Problem?
Dilantin® (phenytoin) is a medication that helps prevent seizures and control the symptoms of epilepsy. Unfortunately, treatment with Dilantin can lead to the accumulation of phenytoin in the brain — and a potential risk of phenytoin toxicity or cerebellar degeneration.
Phenytoin toxicity occurs when a dangerous amount of Dilantin accumulates in the brain. The cerebellum is a part of the brain that is responsible for movement, coordination, and balance. Patients may experience problems walking or other symptoms of brain damage.
Symptoms of Phenytoin Toxicity from Dilantin
A patient who develops phenytoin toxicity from Dilantin may have trouble walking, slurred speech, slow movements, tremors, shaking, rapid eye movements, memory loss, confusion, or other symptoms.
Evidence Linking Dilantin and Phenytoin Toxicity Dates Back to 1980s
Recent studies have found that patients on long-term treatment with Dilantin are at risk of cerebellar degeneration and phenytoin toxicity. The evidence dates back to the 1980s, when 5 patients developed cerebellar degeneration while taking Dilantin. Since then, numerous studies have linked the use of Dilantin with phenytoin toxicity. Unfortunately, many patients are not aware of the risk.
Phenytoin Toxicity Lawsuits
Our law firm is filing lawsuits for patients who took Dilantin and suffered any of the following side effects:
- Phenytoin toxicity
- Brain damage
- Cerebellar atrophy
- Cerebellar degeneration
- Cerebellar ataxia
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