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mephenytoin-oral, Mesantoin

GENERIC NAME: MEPHENYTOIN - ORAL (meh-FEN-ih-TOE-in)

BRAND NAME(S): Mesantoin

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USES: This medication is used to treat seizures and epilepsy.

HOW TO USE: Take with food or milk to reduce stomach upset. Take this medication with a full glass (8 oz or 240 ml) of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this medication. This medication must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking this drug suddenly without consulting your doctor as seizures may occur. It is important to take all doses on time to keep the level of medication in your blood constant. Do this by taking doses at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night. While taking this medication, lab tests may be done, especially in the first few months, to check if the drug is working properly.




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