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What are the side effects of taking Phenytoin?

I have just founf out my daughter is taking phenytoin necause she said she has seizures she had one about 6 years ago driving under the influence of meth. My daughter will tell a doc anything to get something. With that being I haven taken the medicine but would like to know what the systoms would be if you taje this drug and its not needed. Concerned mom
Thu, 23 Apr 2015
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phenytoin on long term basis will be leading to folic acid deficiency ... i can understand ur concern ... but don not worry unless she becomes old and then u get her married then only it is a concern ... otherwise it doesnt cause much side effect when u take the medicines as per doctors advice ...
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What are the side effects of taking Phenytoin?

phenytoin on long term basis will be leading to folic acid deficiency ... i can understand ur concern ... but don not worry unless she becomes old and then u get her married then only it is a concern ... otherwise it doesnt cause much side effect when u take the medicines as per doctors advice ...