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Phenytoin belongs to a class of medications called anticonvulsants or anti-epileptic drugs.
Popular brands of phenytoin are Dilantin, Epsolin, Epanutin, and Eptoin.
It works by reducing the abnormal electrical activity or decreasing the impulses in the brain which is responsible for causing seizures.
Phenytoin is prescribed for treating or preventing episodes of generalised tonic-clonic seizures or grand mal epilepsy, complex partial seizures, and seizures occurring during or after brain surgery.
Avoid alcohol consumption during phenytoin treatment.
Maintain good oral hygiene to minimize the risk of gum problems.
Take additional contraceptive measures to avoid pregnancy.
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