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Phenytoin

Basics

Name

Phenytoin

Pronunciation

(FEN i toyn)

Brand Names: US

  • Dilantin
  • Dilantin Infatabs
  • Phenytek
  • Phenytoin Infatabs

Therapeutic Category

  • Antiarrhythmic Agent, Class I-B
  • Anticonvulsant, Hydantoin

Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

Phenytoin may be confused with phenelzine, phentermine, PHENobarbital

Dilantin may be confused with Dilaudid, dilTIAZem, Dipentum

International issues:

Dilantin [US, Canada, and multiple international markets] may be confused with Dolantine brand name for pethidine [Belgium]

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