Physicians are still prescribing Dilantin, which causes cerebellar degeneration, etc when there are safer options available.
Research and case studies suggest that cerebellar atrophy is a reported side effect of Dilantin.
Alleged Dilantin Side Effects
Cerebellar atrophy has been seen even when Dilantin dosage remained within a normal range. Elderly patients are at greater risk of Dilantin toxicity, placing them at increased risk of brain side effects. Even a small increase in the dose may lead to toxicity.