Who should not take FOSPHENYTOIN SODIUM?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • low amount of albumin proteins in the blood
  • high amount of phosphate in the blood
  • porphyria
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • alcoholism
  • complete heart block
  • second degree atrioventricular heart block
  • Adams-Stokes syndrome
  • sinus bradycardia
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • low blood pressure
  • liver problems
  • decreased kidney function
  • systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • pregnancy
  • HLA-B *15:02 positive gene status
  • sinoatrial block, a disorder of the heart beat
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