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Phenytoin Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. This medicine needs careful monitoring. Your doctor or health care professional may schedule regular blood tests.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.

Do not change brands or dosage forms of this medicine without discussing the change with your doctor or health care professional.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control.

This medicine can cause unusual growth of gum tissues. Visit your dentist regularly. Problems can arise if you need dental work, and in the day to day care of your teeth. Try to avoid damage to your teeth and gums when you brush or floss your teeth.

Do not take antacids at the same time as this medicine. If you get an upset stomach and want to take an antacid or medicine for diarrhea, make sure there is an interval of 2 to 3 hours before or after you took your phenytoin.

The use of this medicine may increase the chance of suicidal thoughts or actions. Pay special attention to how you are responding while on this medicine. Any worsening of mood, or thoughts of suicide or dying should be reported to your health care professional right away.

Women who become pregnant while using this medicine may enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry by calling 1-888-233-2334. This registry collects information about the safety of antiepileptic drug use during pregnancy.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Decreased coordination

mental confusion

nervousness

slurred speech

trouble with breathing, speaking, or swallowing

unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

Rare

Inability to move the eyes

increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid

shakiness and unsteady walk shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

sticking out of the tongue

trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs

uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs

unusual facial expressions

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach pain

bleeding gums

blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

blisters, hives, or itching

bloating of the abdomen or stomach

blood in the urine or stools

bloody, black, or tarry stools

chest pain

chills

cough or hoarseness

dark urine

diarrhea

difficulty with moving

fainting spells

fever with or without chills

general feeling of discomfort or illness

general feeling of tiredness or weakness

hair loss

headache

high fever

irregular heartbeat

irritation in the mouth

joint or muscle pain

light-colored stools

lower back or side pain

muscle stiffness

nausea or vomiting

numbness, tingling, or pain in the hands or feet

painful or difficult urination

pale skin

pinpoint red spots on the skin

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

red, irritated eyes

redness and swelling of the gums

skin blisters

skin rash

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness

upper right abdominal or stomach pain

weakness

weight loss

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Trouble sleeping

uncontrolled eye movements

Incidence not known

Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

enlarged lips

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, or legs

pain of the penis on erection

sensation of spinning

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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