Phenytek Drug Information
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Phenytek® (phenytoin sodium) to treat certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy. This medication comes in the form of extended-release capsules. It is typically taken one to three times a day, with or without food. However, it's important that you consistently take it in the same way (either with food or without food).
Prior to beginning treatment with Phenytek, inform your healthcare provider about any other drugs you are taking, including supplements and nonprescription products. You should also be aware of possible side effects, such as slurred speech and problems with muscle coordination.
(For more information on this drug, including how it works and why it may not be suitable for certain people, click Phenytek.)