What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Phenytek to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended: TERATOGENIC; CONSULT MD-ORAL VIT K MAY LOWER NEONATE RISK FROM VIT K DEFICIENCY

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: ONE CASE OF METHEMOGLOBINEMIA;DATA SUGGESTS MINIMAL RISK

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Hepatic-Elderly may have slower metabolism that will lead to toxic serum concentrations. Monitor closely. Neuro/Psych-Use caution in elderly with a history of recurrent falls. Drug may produce ataxia, impaired psychomotor function, syncope, and additional falls.

Giving Phenytek to a child under 12

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