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Will my behavior change if I take phenytoin?

While taking phenytoin, you could experience changes in your behavior. Some of these changes include:

  • anger and irritability
  • excited mood
  • withdrawal from family and friends
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • violent behavior
  • sleep problems

Talk with your family and friends so they can identify any unusual behavior, and call your doctor right away.

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