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Phenytoin


Trade Names: 
Dilantin®

Possible Uses: 
Prevent or treat seizures. Also used with other pain medications to help relieve nerve pain.

Possible Side Effects: 
Sleepiness, reduced coordination, low blood pressure, involuntary eye or body movement, confusion, rash, flu-like feeling, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, nervousness, trouble sleeping, constipation, excess hair growth, thickening of gums. Rarely, causes severe burn like damage to skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome. If you notice a rash that starts to get worse after being started on phenytoin, notify your doctor immediately.
Last updated on 02/01/2010
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