What conditions and diseases is Phenytoin used for the treatment or management of?
What are the active ingredients of Phenytoin?
The active ingredients in Phenytoin include:
What class of drug is Phenytoin?
Phenytoin belongs to the class of drugs:
Drugs with this Active Ingredient
The drugs that contain this as an active ingredient include:More Drugs »
The available forms from suppliers in the USA include:
Tablet forms from suppliers in the USA:
This product comes in different forms from different suppliers in the USA:
- Phenytoin Suspension by Actavis Mid Atlantic LLC
- Phenytoin Suspension by Atlantic Biologicals Corps
- Phenytoin Suspension by Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
- Phenytoin Suspension by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
- Phenytoin Suspension by Greenstone LLC
- Phenytoin Suspension by Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Phenytoin Suspension by VistaPharm Inc.
- Phenytoin Suspension by Precision Dose Inc.
- Phenytoin by STAT RX USA LLC
- Phenytoin by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Phenytoin by Mylan Institutional Inc.
Phenytoin Information Guide
Phenytoin is a prescription drug that belongs to the pharmacologic class of Anti-epileptic Agent.
Related Disease Topics
Disease articles related to Phenytoin include:More Diseases »
How is the dosage of Phenytoin calculated?
Only a health professional is qualified to work out the dosage of Phenytoin. The dosage needs to be determined depending on a variety of factors including:
- Adult Dose
- Pediatric Dose
Drugs may have a number of warnings associated with their use. What are the warnings regarding the use of Phenytoin?
Some of the warnings are below. Any use of Phenytoin needs to heed warnings surrounding the following:
- Effects of Abrupt Withdrawal
- Suicidal Behavior and Ideation
- Effects of Alcohol Use on Phenytoin Serum Levels
- Exacerbation of Porphyria ...
What precautions need to be taken when considering the use of Phenytoin?
Some of the precautions need to be noted when considering Phenytoin for use in particular situations such as the following:
- Drug Interactions
- Drug Enteral Feeding/Nutritional Preparations Interaction
- Drug/Laboratory Test Interactions
- Nursing Mothers
Would taking Phenytoin interfere with other drugs or medications I may be taking?
Some of the interactions are listed below. Phenytoin may interact with the following so this needs to be taken into consideration when considering the use of this drug:
- Drugs that affect phenytoin concentrations
- Drugs affected by phenytoin
What are the possible side-effects (adverse effects or unintended effects) of taking Phenytoin?
Some of the possible side-effects or adverse reactions may include effects such as:
- Central Nervous System
- Gastrointestinal System
- Integumentary System
- Hemopoietic System
- Connective Tissue System
What are the inactive ingredients in Phenytoin?
The inactive ingredients contained in Phenytoin are:
- Silicon Dioxide
- Starch, corn
- D&C red no. 30
- Magnesium stearate
Product Formulation Information: Phenytoin
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