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Were you looking for information about Phenytoin? Phentoin is a common misspelling of phenytoin.
Phenytoin (Dilantin®) is a medicine that is used for treating specific types of epileptic seizures. By affecting sodium channels in the brain, the drug can help control complex partial seizures, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and seizures during brain surgery. Phenytoin is available by prescription and comes in the form of extended-release capsules, chewable tablets, and an oral suspension (liquid).
Side effects of phenytoin may include muscle coordination problems, slurred speech, and confusion. Among the conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take phenytoin are swollen lymph nodes, liver disease (such as liver failure or cirrhosis), and any allergies you may have (including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives).
(Click Phenytoin for more information on how the medication works, when and how to take the various forms of phenytoin, and general warnings and precautions to be aware of before staring the drug.)
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