Generic Name - Phenytoin
Category - Anti-Convulsant
Generic for Phenytek* is an anticonvulsant used to treat seizures in certain types of epilepsy. Phenytoin (Generic Dilantin) reduces the maximal activity of brain stem centers responsible for the tonic phase of tonic-clonic seizures.
Generic for Phenytek* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Phenytek* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class including phenytoin or other hydantoins or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Phenytek* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Chronic neurologic disease
Chronic liver disease or cirrhosis
Chronic kidney disease
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Phenytek*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Phenytek* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericPhenytek*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Phenytek* for Seizures is 100 mg (125 mg of the suspension) t.i.d.; adjust dosage at 7- to 10-day intervals until seizures are controlled.
Maintenance: 300-400 mg/day, although 600 mg/day (625 mg of the suspension) may be required in some.
Generic for Phenytek* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Phenytek* side Effects include chest pain or tightness, fast or irregular heartbeat (palpitations), confusion, nervousness, hostility, or other behavioral changes (especially in children or elderly patients), dark yellow or brown urine and difficulty breathing.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Phenytek*.
Generic for Phenytek* and Pregnancy
Studies indicate use of Generic for Phenytek* during pregnancy may cause birth defects in the fetus or miscarriage. Hence, it would be best to discontinue the drug if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Generic for Phenytek* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Phenytek* appears in breast milk. Therefore, it is not recommended to continue Generic for Phenytek* while breast feeding a baby.
Generic for Phenytek* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Phenytek* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Phenytek* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Phenytek* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Phenytek* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.