What is Phenytoin?

Phenytoin is an antiepileptic drug. It is useful to treat partial seizures and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Phenytoin is believed to protect against seizures by causing voltage-dependent block of voltage-gated sodium channel. phenytoin is able to selectively inhibit pathological hyperexcitability in epilepsy.

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should cerazette be prescribed when person has cerebal palsy is on phenytoin + warfarin..was told it was a pain killer. Has shunt in both sides of...

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1. Cerazette (desogestrel) is a hormone based contraceptive and not a painkiller.

2. It is probably the cause of the...

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Serum Phenyltoin level report is 2.9,iits below normal value
Please suggest

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Brief Answer:
You may need repeat test.

Detailed Answer:

You are getting maximum dose of phenytoin.
Patient generally have total phenytoin...

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