Medications for Epilepsy Introduction A medication’s half-life refers to the time which is required for one-half of any medication to be processed and leave the system. The medication’s half-life is the time needed for the plasma concentration of that drug to attain half of its concentration or the length of time it takes for half the medication to be eliminated from the bloodstream. Dilantin Dilantin or phenytoin sodium is commonly used to treat status epilepticus and other types of psychomotor seizures. One out of every 10 patients who experience seizures will be prescribed dilantin at some point in their treatment ( Schlicher , 1998). Phenytoin has been in use for the treatment of status epilepticus and repetitive seizures since 1938...The end:
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