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I have been on Dilantin for twenty years for partial complex

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I have been on Dilantin for twenty years for partial complex seizures. I recently was diagnosed with BOOP after lung surgery to obtain biopsies because of shortness of breath upon even minor exertion. I have noticed the drug being associated with BOOP in several articles. Does it make sense to switch to a different drug. If the BOOP was related to Dilantin would I improve more quickly. I am currently on60 mg prednisone.

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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

That is a good concern.

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If BOOP is related to the dilantin, then discontinuing this medication will prevent further progression of the disease.

Mysticdoc :

The disease may not be fully reversible in some cases.

Mysticdoc :

But you should see improvement faster with prednisone while not on dilantin.

Mysticdoc :

Yes, dilantin does decrease the prednisone efficacy.

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So, prednisone should work better while not on dilantin.

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