What should I know about Phenytek before taking it?

If you take Phenytek (phenytoin), you will need to see your doctor regularly to make sure the drug is working correctly and to adjust your dose if needed. Phenytek may cause harm to fetuses. Discuss birth control with your doctor before starting to take this drug. If you become pregnant while taking Phenytek, tell your doctor immediately. Phenytek interacts with alcohol. Discuss drinking alcohol with your doctor. Phenytek can raise your blood sugar. If you have diabetes, discuss with your doctor how to manage your blood sugar. Phenytek may also cause you to feel depressed or have suicidal thoughts. Be aware of this possibility and seek help immediately if you notice any such symptoms.

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