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    Aptiom and Phenytoin may both be anticonvulsants, yet they have many points of contrasting variation which exemplify their individual advantages and disadvantages. For example, they have differing amounts of clinical research, drug therapy regimen variance, and cost differences that make the each drug distinct and highly distinguishable from the other. Phenytoin was first synthesized in 1908 and was approved by the FDA in 1939 (Ogbru, n.d). Since then, it has become one of the most commonly used antiepileptic medications in North America. An extensive amount of careful scientific trials has been done in a great number of patients (Epilepsy Foundation, n.d). It is best used to treat partial-onset seizures, but has value in treating tonic-clonic…

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    Phenytoin Toxicity Phenytoin is a medicine that is used to help control many seizure problems. Phenytoin toxicity means the amount of phenytoin in the blood is high enough to cause problems. Your caregiver will carefully and frequently monitor the amount of phenytoin in the blood to make sure that just the right dose is given. How you feel and your blood test information help guide your caregiver in making sure that a specific dose is best for you. CAUSES Changes in other prescription…

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    The daily dose of Dilantin Kapseals and phenytoin suspension are not the same, the actual phenytoin dose of Dilantin Kapseals is 270 mg daily, while the actual phenytoin dose of phenytoin suspension is 150 mg twice daily (300 mg daily). The symptoms that the patient is experiencing might relate to the increase in actual phenytoin dose. If the technique of administering medications with tube feedings is correct, the new phenytoin suspension dose may be changed to take 5.4 mL by mouth twice daily.…

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    ECTOPIC PREGNANCY, FEVER, OSTEOARTHRITIS AND ANTIPYRITIC, ANALAGESIC, HIV AIDS, CHICKEN POX, SALICYLATE, PHENYTOIN, ESTROGENS, HMG COA REDUCTASE INHIBITORS, BARBITURATES, CHLORAMPHENICAL, ANTACIDS, ANTICOAGULANT. When two or more drugs are administered…

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    Introduction : Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures, and by the neurobiological, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of this condition. Aim/Objective: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the drug utilization pattern of Anti-Epileptic Drugs in hospitals of Hyderabad, India. Methodology/Experiments: The present study was a Prospective observational study. The study was conducted over a period of seven…

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    medication and seizures can both lead to stress and trauma on the mother/fetus. The researchers of this study aimed to help guide the choice of antiepileptic drugs in pregnant women to assess differential risks in pregnancy. A secondary purpose of this study was to address if antiepileptic drugs contribute to fetal cognitive impairment. Between 1999 and 2004 the researchers enrolled 303 pregnant women with epilepsy who were taking only one antiepileptic medication as their medical protocol.…

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    Epileptic Seizures

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    Anticonvulsant drugs can be divided into large groups based upon their mechanism of action, these are, blockers of repetitive activation of the sodium channel (eg. Phenytoin), enhancer of slow activation of the sodium channel (eg. Lacosamide), Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor enhancers ( eg. Benzodiazepines), NMDA receptor blockers (eg. Felbamate), AMPA receptor blockers (eg. Perampanel), T-calcium channel blockers (eg. Valproate), N- and L-calcium blockers (eg. Zonisamide), H current…

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    occurrence of possible blood dyscrasias indicating drop in the number of important blood cells including leukocytes. It is important that the nurse monitors signs of infection such as monitoring blood count as ordered, physiological signs of infection such as fever, sore throats, mouth and gums, and lymph nodes inflammation. 93. The nurse is preparing a client who is about to be discharged with Phenytoin(Dilantin). The prescribed dosage is 100mg, oral, three times a day. As an evaluation of…

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    pressure of 80/40 mmHg and glucose of 6,8mmol/l the patient was transferred for further management. The author on transportation his aim and goals was to protect the patient from further injury to the brain. Treat symptomatic for relief with drugs on scope of practice. Education for positive expectation for full recovery and possible follow upon the case. The author believes that the clinical guidelines for concussion should be brought forward and known to practitioner’s. Neurological assessment…

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    protein bound, dialysis is not an efficient means of removing it from the blood. 3.5 INTERACTION Nateglinide is highly bound to plasma proteins (98%), mainly albumin. In vitro displacement studies with highly protein-bound drugs such as furosemide, propranolol, captopril, nicardipine, pravastatin, glyburide, warfarin, phenytoin, acetylsalicylic acid, tolbutamide, and metformin showed no influence on the extent of nateglinide protein binding. Similarly, nateglinide had no influence on the serum…

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