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.


Advertisement