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Generic: fosphenytoin
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It is used to control seizures in certain types of epilepsy
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • confusion
  • dark yellow or brown urine
  • difficulty breathing, wheezing or shortness of breath
  • double vision or uncontrollable and rapid eye movement
  • fever, sore throat
  • headache
  • loss of seizure control
  • poor control of body movements or difficulty walking
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • unusual bleeding or bruising, pinpoint red spots on skin
  • vomiting
  • worsening of mood, thoughts or actions of suicide or dying
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation
  • difficulty sleeping
  • excessive hair growth on the face or body
  • nausea

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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