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How can I manage the side effects of phenytoin?

You can manage the side effects of phenytoin by following directions carefully. Do not switch brands, increase your dosage or skip doses. Swallow the tablets whole and do not break or chew them. Do not drink alcohol because it could make your side effects worse. Talk with your doctor about any symptoms that continue or get worse.

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