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Is phenytoin safe for long-term use?

Your doctor will determine how long you should take phenytoin. Even if you feel better, you should still take the medication as prescribed as long as it prevents seizures. The drug can sometimes cause severe side effects so your doctor will monitor you very carefully while you take this drug. Your doctor will probably slowly decrease the dose you take.

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