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What Is Phenytoin Used For?

Phenytoin Uses in Children

Phenytoin is approved for use in children. It comes in two forms that are particularly useful for children (chewable tablets and oral liquid). Talk with your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using phenytoin in children.

Off-Label Phenytoin Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend phenytoin for treating something other than epilepsy. At this time, off-label phenytoin uses can include the treatment of:
Phenytoin can also be used off-label for preventing seizures in people who have a brain injury or brain cancer, but who have not actually experienced a seizure.
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