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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Fosphenytoin (Overview)

Fosphenytoin is a seizure agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


Dr. Oscar Novick
2 doctors shared insights

Fosphenytoin (Overview)

Fosphenytoin is a seizure agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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Why phenytoin considered nonsedative antiepileptic?

Why phenytoin considered nonsedative antiepileptic?

Phenytoin: Not sure what you mean. Phenytoin is not considered to be a sedative by definition. This stands for the fact it doesn't possess properties that inhibit the brain in such a way as to induce relaxation, drowsiness, somnolence, calming. ...Read more

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Which drugs other than phenytoin and carbamazepine cause fetal hydantoin syndrome?

Which drugs other than phenytoin and carbamazepine cause fetal hydantoin syndrome?

Birth defects: This syndrone is specific to those drugs. That is, although you can find the individual defects in other conditions with different causes, when they are found in a baby from a mother that has taken phenytion, they are called fetal hydantoin syndrome. ...Read more

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How effective is Phenytoin (Dilantin) for treating epilepsy?

How effective is Phenytoin (Dilantin) for treating epilepsy?

Can be effective: Phenytoin is one of the oldest patent medicines used to treat epilepsy. It has been an effective treatment. Due to its sedating effect and other side effects, newer agents have replaced it as a first line treatment. It continues to be an effective alternative treatment. ...Read more

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Are tremors common from epival/ depakote/ valproic acid?

Are tremors common from epival/ depakote/ valproic acid?

Absolutely!: I rarely prescribe valproate as an initial anti-epileptic agent anymore (though i did years ago) since there are so many aeds (antiepileptic drugs) that just as well or better without causing so many side-effects. Tremor is one of the chief offenders. Tremor can occur even at "sub-therapeutic" blood levels. ...Read more

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Is there an extended release form of epilantin (phenytoin sodium)?

Is there an extended release form of epilantin (phenytoin sodium)?

Yes Eplantin is: Yes it is extended release formulation.Epilantin is extended release form of dilantin. ...Read more

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What are the effects of phenytoin (dilantin)?

What are the effects of phenytoin (dilantin)?

Dilantin Effects: Following side effects dizziness, drowsiness, headache, vomiting, trouble sleeping, nervousness severe allergic reaction, bone pain, irritability, slurred speech, unusual eye movements, toredness and weakness swollen&tender gums, ataxia, liver problems, loss of appetite, yellow skin or eyes, unusual muscle movements, swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What is phenytoin sodium and Depakote risk for fetus?

What is phenytoin sodium and Depakote risk for fetus?

These meds a problem: Both meds are listed as category "d", known to have adverse effects on the fetus.(iugr, bone changes, small head, mental retardation) the phentoin is regarded as the worse of the two. Most ob's would chose to have you on one of the newer meds with less risks. ...Read more

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Whats cerebyx (fosphenytoin) for?

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Whats cerebyx (fosphenytoin) for?

Cerebyx (fosphenytoin): Is a water-soluble Phenytoin prodrug used in hospitals for treatment of epileptic seizures. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) midciination safe(pills)?

Is minocin (minocycline) midciination safe(pills)?

Minocycline: This medication may produce vertigo (dizziness or unsteadiness) in about 8% of patients taking 100 mg twice a day. This may be helped if the dose is distributed to 50 mg four times a day. Some patients may develop sensitivity to sunlight and burn more easily. Otherwise the drug is generally as safe as an antibiotic can get. ...Read more

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Is sulfacetamide sodium an ototoxic substance?

Is sulfacetamide sodium an ototoxic substance?

Not sure: There is a chinchilla study on use in ears. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3334819 & http://www.pubfacts.com/detail/3334819/Ototoxicity-of-Vasocidin-drops-applied-to-the-chinchilla-middle-ear. ...Read more

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Will phenytoin (dilantin) 100 mg control grand mal seizures?

Will phenytoin (dilantin) 100 mg control grand mal seizures?

It is possible: It is possible 100 mg dilantin could control grand mal seizures. For an adult, this dose is rather small, a more typical dose is 200 or 300 mg each day. However, the best dose is the lowest dose that prevents seizures. ...Read more

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What is the difference between carbamazepine and carbamazepine 10-11 expoxide?

What is the difference between carbamazepine and carbamazepine 10-11 expoxide?

Active metabolite: When Carbamazepine is metabolized in the body a chemical substance known as a 10, 11 epoxide forms which is the active metabolite that prevents seizures from initiating in the brain. ...Read more

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Differences between valproic acid & Sodium valproate?

Differences between valproic acid & Sodium valproate?

Not important: There is a technical chemical distinction between them, but no important difference for patients. ...Read more

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Can an anti-epileptic drug such as keppra (levetiracetam) prevent seizures that happen from taking tramadol?

Can an anti-epileptic drug such as keppra (levetiracetam) prevent seizures that happen from taking tramadol?

Perhaps.: In theory, the answer is yes. However, the vast majority of patients who do not already have a seizure disorder will never have seizures or seizure-like activity if they remain below 300mg/day of tramadol. If seizure-like activity is noted, the better choice is to eliminate tramadol, rather than minimize side effects with yet another medication. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Cerebyx (Definition)

Cerebyx is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more