Story 3 Dilantin

Donna has had epilepsy and she has been on Dilantin since she was 12 years old (1952). In the past, if she had not had a seizure for two or more years, her doctors would stop the medicine; however, within 36 hours, she would always have a seizure. Her neurologist agrees that her Dilantin should not be changed. Reports of a shortage of generic epilepsy drugs began appearing in October 2011. Donna writes, “I am so afraid that one of these days when I go for a refill, the drug will not be available.”