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Side effect(s) of Fosphenytoin

Read the side effects of Fosphenytoin as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart- Low blood pressure, dilatation of blood vessels and fast heart beat.

Central Nervous System- Involuntary eye movement, dizziness, drowsiness, unsteadiness, tremor, headache, incoordination, stupor, weakness, increase in muscle tone, abnormal movements, tingling, agitation, decreased reflexes, brain edema, speech disorder, sensory loss, vertigo, abnormal thinking, increased reflexes, intracranial hypertension and nervousness.

Skin- Itching, face edema, rash.

Eye and ENT- perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound. Double vision, taste perversion, blurred vision and deafness.

Gastrointestinal- Nausea, dry mouth, tongue disorder, vomiting and constipation.

Blood- Easy bruising.

Skin- Injection-site pain.

Metabolic- Low potassium in blood.

Musculoskeletal- Back pain and muscle weakness.

Respiratory- Pneumonia.

Miscellaneous- Pelvic pain, chills, fever, infection and fetal defects during pregnancy.

Other Precautions : *Do not change the dosage, and avoid abrupt withdrawal.

Drug Name : Fosphenytoin

Fosphenytoin(Cerebyx) generic is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for seizures during neurosurgery and status epilepticus. It works in the brain to block the spread of seizure activity.
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