fosphenytoin-injection, Cerebyx

GENERIC NAME: FOSPHENYTOIN - INJECTION (foss-fen-eh-TOE-in)

BRAND NAME(S): Cerebyx

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage | Medical Alert

USES: Fosphenytoin is an anticonvulsant, it is used to treat or prevent seizures.

HOW TO USE: This medication is injected into a vein (IV) or a muscle (IM). This medication will be used until you can take an oral form of the drug. Follow all instructions for correct mixing and dilution with IV fluids. Consult your pharmacist. Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Do not discontinue this medication, or any other seizure medication, without your doctor's approval.

SIDE EFFECTS: Burning/tingling sensations, groin pain, itching, nausea, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, loss of coordination, rash, eye/vision problems. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: seizures, difficulty speaking, muscle twitching/tremors, severe headache. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: chest pain, changes in hearing, increased thirst/urination, unusually fast/slow/irregular pulse, unusual fatigue, unusual bruising, severe stomach pain, joint/muscle pain, swollen glands, change in the amount of urine. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: itching, rash, swelling, dizziness, yellowing skin/eyes, dark urine, fever, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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