Phenytoin Solution For Injection 100Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Phenytoin: Solution for injection (100mg)

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What is this Medicine?

PHENYTOIN (FEN i toyn) is used to control seizures in certain types of epilepsy. It is also used to prevent seizures during or after surgery.

In-Depth Information

Phenytoin Sodium 100mg/2ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 006410493
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Status Epilepticus, Seizure Prophylaxis, Tonic-clonic Seizures, Partial Seizures

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Digoxin Toxicity, Eclampsia, Head Trauma

Storage Information
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Phenytoin Sodium 100mg/2ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Phenytoin Sodium 100mg/2ml Solution for Injection

Peripheral Vasodilation Incidence:
<4.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<9.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Lazy Eye Incidence:
<9.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
<9.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fast Eye Movements Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Failure Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Reflexes Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Drowsiness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Incoordination Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Of The Brain Incidence:
4.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gingival Hyperplasia Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Phenytoin Sodium 100mg/2ml Solution for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Phenytoin Sodium 100mg/2ml Solution for Injection(Phenytoin Sodium)
Alcohol and Hydantoins(Phenytoin Sodium)
You should avoid alcoholic beverages while taking Phenytoin. Alcohol can affect seizure control and interfere with the drug treatment, and may increase the risk of serious side effects. Decreased alertness, drowsiness, falls, or other side effects may occur. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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