Meaning of Dilantin in English:


Pronunciation /dʌɪˈlantɪn/


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  • proprietary term for phenytoin

    ‘Phenobarbital, Dilantin, Tegretol and Lamictal can decrease the Depakene blood level.’
    • ‘The ER doctor told me that he did not think my mom had even had her Dilantin the past few days because her level was so low.’
    • ‘Another reader found that a generic substitute did not work as well as her brand-name anticonvulsant: ‘I have been on Dilantin for 50 years.’’
    • ‘She's now taking more Dilantin, a medication to control seizures.’
    • ‘She prescribed Dilantin as an anticonvulsive, 100 mg.’


1930s from di-‘two’ + -l- + (hyd)ant(o)in.