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What is Phenytoin (Dilantin)?

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This drug is prescribed to treat epilepsy. Phenytoin controls partial seizures and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. In the hospital, it can be given through a vein to quickly bring a seizure under control. Side effects include dizziness, fatigue, slurred speech, acne, rash, gum thickening, and hair growth (hirsutism). Over the long term, the drug can make bones to thin.

From: Epilepsy Drugs to Treat Seizures WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 12/15/2018

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Epilepsy Foundation.

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Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

SOURCE: 

Epilepsy Foundation.

News release, FDA.

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

News release, UCB Inc.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

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