Hydantoin anticonvulsants are used to control seizures in patients with certain types of epilepsy, and to control seizures during or after surgery. They work by affecting the synapses in the brain and inhibiting neurons from firing, preventing the repeated excitation of cells, which leads to seizures. Commonly prescribed hydantoin anticonvulsants include Dilantin (phenytoin) and Phenytek (phenytoin).
Drugs classified as Anticonvulsants, Hydantoins are frequently used to treat the following conditions:
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