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Can my elderly parents take phenytoin?

Your parents should be able to take phenytoin, but they should talk with a doctor first about possible risks. Older people often have heart, kidney or liver problems that may require special or different dosages to be effective. Your elderly parents should talk with their doctor about their health, medical history and current medications to decide whether phenytoin is right for them.

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