Where and how it should be used Phenytoin

Common indications: 1. To control seizures in status epilepticus where benzodiazepines are ineffective. To reduce the frequency of generalised or focal seizures in epilepsy, although drugs with fewer adverse effects and interactions (e.g. valproate, lamotrigine, levetiracetam) are usually preferred. Prescription: Intravenous phenytoin is prescribed for status epilepticus at a loading dose of 20 mg/kg (max 2 […]