The medication should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. It should be stored in an airtight container.
Keep phenytoin and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
If you do not take your phenytoin as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you miss any of your phenytoin doses, as this information may be helpful for adjusting your dosage.
While phenytoin is often effective and many people tolerate it well, it does not work for everyone. It may also cause side effects. With so many different treatment options for epilepsy, people should not settle for treatment that is not effective enough for them or that causes bothersome side effects.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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