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  •  I think I'm lucky (5+ / 0-)

    I got started on the easiest stuff.  I have heard bad things about some other drugs.  

    Streichholzschächtelchen

    by otto on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 06:28:47 PM PDT

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    •  There are many kinds of seizure. (7+ / 0-)

      Some require really scarey drugs to control.

    •  Originally, I was on phenobarb (5+ / 0-)

      Kind of lost 2 years because of that, but at the time, it was a common treatment in Asia because Phenytoin was not so available then. When I did change my initial dosage was 400mg, which continued for more than 10 years, which is a pretty high dosage with lots of side effects. Later I was reduced to 200mg, a more standard dosage, and yeah, comparatively, it is like aspirin.

      Very profitable drug, even with cheap, high quality generic Phenytoin available, Dilantin still seems to be universally prescribed in the US and Europe, while in Asia, generic rule.

      My last prescription cost (in China, where it is on the mandatory generic drug list) was about US$2.50 per 100 100mg tablets, a 50 day supply. Dilantin is probably about US$ 50 for the same. Cheap, in relative terms, but pretty profitable.

      No one is coming to save us, the future is in our hands.

      by koNko on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 10:04:03 PM PDT

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