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You should not use phenytoin if you also take delavirdine (Rescriptor), or if you are allergic to phenytoin, ethotoin (Peganone), fosphenytoin (Cerebyx), or mephenytoin (Mesantoin). If you are pregnant, DO NOT START TAKING this medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Phenytoin may cause harm to an unborn baby, but having a seizure during pregnancy could harm both the mother and the baby. If you become pregnant while taking phenytoin, DO NOT STOP TAKING the medicine without your doctor's advice. Seizure control is very important during pregnancy and the benefits of preventing seizures may outweigh any risks posed by using phenytoin.
Prednisone: 12 Things You Should Know
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Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to phenytoin or similar medicines such as ethotoin, fosphenytoin, or mephenytoin, or if you have:
a history of liver problems caused by phenytoin;
a heart condition called 2nd or 3rd degree "AV block";
a history of slow heartbeats that have caused you to faint; or
a condition for which you also take delavirdine (Rescriptor).
To make sure phenytoin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
a history of abnormal heart rhythm found on an EKG (electrocardiograph);
a history of depression;
a history of suicidal thoughts or actions;
a vitamin D deficiency or any other condition that causes thinning of the bones;
porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system); or
if you drink large amounts of alcohol.
You may have thoughts about suicide while taking this medicine. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using phenytoin. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.
Patients of Asian ancestry may have a higher risk of developing a rare but serious skin reaction to phenytoin. Your doctor may recommend a blood test before you start the medication to determine your risk of this skin reaction.
Seizure control is very important during pregnancy. Do not start or stop taking this medicine without your doctor's advice if you are pregnant.
Phenytoin may cause harm to an unborn baby, but having a seizure during pregnancy could harm both mother and baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking this medicine.
If you become pregnant while taking phenytoin, your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry. This is to track the outcome of the pregnancy and to evaluate any effects of phenytoin on the baby.
Phenytoin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using non hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
Phenytoin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using this medicine.
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These are all symptoms of anxiety, which might even be related to your handling of the stress of the accident. Try simple methods like yoga and meditation, and a daily walk to soothe your mynd and exercise your body. If this fails, meet a Psychiatrist.
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