Neuropharmacology & Neurotherapeutics
Phenytoin is indicated for the control of generalized tonic-clonic and complex partial seizures and for the prevention and treatment of seizures during or following neurosurgery, but not as a prophylactic preoperatively. The American Academy of Neurology recommends using phenytoin or carbamazepine to prevent early posttraumatic seizures in severe traumatic brain injuries. CT scan findings are the main factor for a decision to use phenytoin for this indication.
Sep. 16, 2020