Extended phenytoin sodium what does this do?

Prevent seizures. Phenytoin (or dilantin) is an anti-seizure medication that is also used for some types of nerve pain. While very effective, it has a number of nasty side effects with longer term use, and many physicians are trying to transition patients away from it.

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What is the effect of having alcohol (sometimes intense) with phenytoin sodium medication course going on (300mg/day)? Please answer precisely

Off label opinion. Would propose that consumption of one or two drinks in 24 hrs would be unlikely to cause severe problems, but Phenytoin is a rather troublesome drug, as has zero order kinetics, and alcohol and Phenytoin can interact, which would create a problem with drug level fluctuation. Would discuss in further detail with your neurologist. Read more...

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...

What is the definition or description of: Phenytoin sodium allergy?

Itching rash. Phenytoin (dilantin) can cause rashes with pruritis (itching). Often these resolve with anti-histamines or steroids. However, in some cases the rash progresses to exfoliative dermatitis, a massive loss of skin that can put the patient into a burn unit. All rashes with anti-convulsants should be treated quickly and monitored closely by the prescribing physician. Read more...