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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-62

Phenytoin toxicity secondary to friend's advice!!

1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Clinical Pharmacy, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, KSA
2 Department of Psychiatry, JSS Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jisha Myalil Lucca
College of Clinical Pharmacy, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aip.aip_63_18

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It is very common that antiepileptic prescription in substance induced seizure, however Phenytoin abuse is very rare. We report a case of 25 year old man with a known diagnosis of polysubstance abuse. After a road traffic accident and hospitalization, the patient reduced the use of various substances he used and eventualy lead to withdrawal seizures and started with Phenytoin 100 mg twice daily. As influenced by friend's advice he increased phenytoin dose and developed clinical symptoms of phenytoin toxicity.

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