Effects of dilantin in pregnancy

Patient : Is it safe that i am pregnant while taking dilantin as my maintenance for my seizure
Symptoms:  4 weeks pregnant

dilantin 100mg, 3x a day
Doctor :   Thank you for writing to us. Dilantin is definitely not safe to be taken during pregnancy. Dilantin contains phenytoi n which will cause hydantoin syndrome and it should not be taken at all. Please stop taking it and see a Doctor to assess the damage to the fetus. Your Doctor may advise you to abort the fetus if the damage is severe. Wishing you the best.

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