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Who should not take phenytoin?

If you have porphyria, liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes, you may not be able to take phenytoin. You should also be cautious of taking phenytoin if you have any type of allergic reaction to phenytoin or other medications. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding, you may not want to take it. Talk to your doctor about your health concerns and any medications that you are taking prior to taking phenytoin.

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