What Are The Uses Of Phenytoin?
Phenytoin, an anticonvulsant, is used for treating and managing certain types of seizures. It works by slowing the spread of seizure causing activity in brain. However, it is not helpful in all types of seizures and your doctor is the best person to decide the type of medication needed by you.
What Are The Side Effects Of Phenytoin?
Some of the common side-effects include:
- Dizziness, headache
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of appetite, stomach pain
- Loss of coordination
- Increased hair growth
What Are The Contraindications Of Phenytoin?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Slow heart beat