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Is phenytoin safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women?

Phenytoin may not be safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women. The use of the drug during pregnancy may cause birth defects. You should alert your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to breast-feed, before taking phenytoin. Taking this drug while breast-feeding could affect your baby's health.

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