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Allergic to the Allergy Pill
Phenytoin
by Jed
Citation:   Jed. "Allergic to the Allergy Pill: An Experience with Phenytoin (exp34593)". Erowid.org. Nov 1, 2007. erowid.org/exp/34593

 
DOSE:
  oral Pharms - Phenytoin

BODY WEIGHT: 90 lb


I was about 10 and was on Dilantin for allergies. I took it for a few days without any problems. One night I took the pill before eating dinner and later in the meal I started halucenating! At first I thought my food moved and then my back began to feel as though there were hundreds of spiders crawling on it. The 'spiders' then began biting my back as I was being excused from the table. In a panic, I ran through the house screaming and clawing at my back. I took a cold oatmeal bath until the pill was out of my system. I stopped taking the pill immediately and was officially labelled as allergic to the drug. There are numbers of things which could have contributed to these side effects the main one most likely being body chemistry. I recommend either asking your doctor about it before taking it or take a much more modern, updated pill such as Claratin D, which I am taking now.

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 34593
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Nov 1, 2007Views: 5,045
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