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Are there any risks in taking phenytoin?

There are several risks in taking the prescription drug phenytoin. Phenytoin can cause confusion, thoughts of suicide, insomnia, along with the development of several other health risks. If you have kidney or liver disease, your doctor might advise against taking phenytoin, as it can exacerbate these conditions. It is very important for you to keep your regular doctor appointments so that your condition can be monitored while you are taking phenytoin.

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