Posted by Jennifer
on October 27, 1999 at 08:16:14:
In Reply to: Dilantin levels posted by Rick on October 07, 1999 at 19:07:42:
: I understand the therapeutic dose of Dilantin to be between 10 and 20. I need to keep my dose near 10 because of bad side effects. I realize I'm walking a fine line. Are there things besides alcohol, stimulants and lack of sleep I need to worry about? Anything that might give me added protection? Taurine?
Unless you have experienced bad side effects at hire levels, you may not have worry about how high your levels go. I got concerned when my doctor started perscribing dosages of more than 300mg/day, but he said he didn't care how high my levels got as long as I could tolerate the dosage. He said he had patients on 5 or 6 dilantin a day, but I was only able to tolerate 400mg a day before nasty things began to happen. Eight hours sleep and no alcohol are very important no matter which epilepsy medication you are on.