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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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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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