PHENYTOIN-INJECTION, Dilantin

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GENERIC NAME: PHENYTOIN - INJECTION (fen-ih-TOE-in, FEN-ih-toyn)

BRAND NAME(S): Dilantin

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

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

HOW TO USE: Use this medication as directed. Clean area before administering. Do not stop using this drug suddenly without consulting your doctor or seizures may occur. It is important to use all doses on time to keep the level of medication in your blood constant. Do this by using doses at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night. While using this medication, lab tests may be done, especially in the first few months, to check if the drug is working properly.

SIDE EFFECTS: Pain at injection site, constipation, dizziness or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or worsen, inform your doctor. Unlikely but report: blurred vision, unsteadiness, nausea, mood changes or confusion, slurred speech, rash, insomnia, headache. Very unlikely but report: vomiting, stomach pain, uncoordinated movements, tingling in hands or feet, fever, yellowing of the eyes or skin, trouble breathing, swollen glands, sore throat, unusual bleeding or bruising. May cause enlargement of the gums. This can be minimized by maintaining good oral hygiene with regular brushing, flossing and massaging of the gums. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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