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Swollen Gums By Using Dilantin

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 13, 2007
  • 01:49 PM

My Friend Is In Jail And Has Epilepsy. He's Been Taking Dilantin For Almost 6 Years Without Any Side Effects. Now All The Sudden He Has Terribly Swollen Gums. The Infirmiry At The Jail Is Saying It's A Side Effect Of The Dilantin. Unfortunatley He Is Unable To Go To A Dr. Of His Own. Has Anyone Else Heard Of This?

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  • Hi. I just read your post - I work with severly handicapped adults, and I have a client who has unbelievably swollen gums from taking Dilantin. Her teeth are actually almost obscured because of the swelling. Unfortunately, I don't think there's much that can be done about it. Hope that helps a little. ~A
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  • I just began taking dilantin and has noticed slightly swollen gums. I called my dentist and he told me to floss and rinse with Listerine more often. It has helped.
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