Phenytoin for Epilepsy
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Phenytoin is available in liquid, capsule, and chewable tablet forms. It is also available as an injection (shot).
Fosphenytoin is a form of phenytoin that is given in a vein (Reference intravenous Opens New Window, or IV) or into a muscle (intramuscular, or IM) and can be used in cases of Reference status epilepticus Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 26, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Steven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology