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Can I stop taking phenytoin if I feel better?

You should not stop taking phenytoin even if you feel better. Continue taking it until you talk to your doctor and he or she decides when and how you can stop taking the drug. If you stop suddenly, your seizures can get worse. Instead, your doctor will likely reduce your dose until you no longer need the medication.

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