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Is it safe to take phenytoin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Andrew Villa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Phenytoin use during pregnancy has been associated with many fetal abnormalities including, head and facial abnormalities, brain abnormalities, and development delays.
"fetal hydantoin syndrome" is a disorder in infants characterized by many of these abnormalities.

In brief: No

Phenytoin use during pregnancy has been associated with many fetal abnormalities including, head and facial abnormalities, brain abnormalities, and development delays.
"fetal hydantoin syndrome" is a disorder in infants characterized by many of these abnormalities.
Dr. Andrew Villa
Dr. Andrew Villa
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not during pregnancy

This is a category d drug with known fetal toxicity.
A syndrome of abnormalities is well known. It is considered relatively safe during breastfeeding.

In brief: Not during pregnancy

This is a category d drug with known fetal toxicity.
A syndrome of abnormalities is well known. It is considered relatively safe during breastfeeding.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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