SAME-DAY phenytoin (generic Phenytek) pickup for seizure management

Get convenient and affordable phenytoin prescriptions available for same-day pickup at your pharmacy. Phenytoin is classified as an anti-convulsant medication. It's used to control seizure symptoms of epilepsy, and to prevent seizures during and after brain surgery. Don't wait to pick up your prescription. Talk to a health care provider to start treatment right away.

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Phenytoin (generic Phenytek)

  • What is phenytoin?
    Phenytoin is a prescription medication that is used to control seizures in people with epilepsy. It is also prescribed to prevent seizures in individuals who have recently undergone brain surgery.

    Talk to your health care provider about whether phenytoin is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of phenytoin?
    Phenytoin has been shown to cause some mild side effects. If these adverse effects become severe or do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.


Common symptoms reported while taking phenytoin include:
- Insomnia
- Uncontrollable shaking in different parts of the body
- Behavioral changes
- Slurred speech
- Headaches


This is not a complete list of adverse reactions.

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Frequently asked questions about phenytoin

What is phenytoin?

Phenytoin is a prescription medication that is used to control seizures in people with epilepsy. It is also prescribed to prevent seizures in individuals who have recently undergone brain surgery.

What is phenytoin used to treat?

Phenytoin is prescribed to help individuals managing epilepsy control seizures. It is also used to prevent seizures during and after brain surgery.

Seizures are uncontrollable electrical disruptions in the brain that occur suddenly. A seizure can alter your behavior, movements, and awareness. Suffering two or more unprovoked seizures at least 24 hours apart is known as epilepsy. Seizure types vary drastically in their range of symptoms and severity. On average, a seizure lasts from 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

It is important to note that phenytoin is not a cure for epilepsy. It controls electrical activity in the brain, which can help prevent and manage seizure symptoms of epilepsy and brain surgery.

How does phenytoin work?

Phenytoin is classified as an anticonvulsant medication. This particular medication works by reducing certain synaptic responses in the brain – which can reduce and control seizures.

What are the common side effects of phenytoin?

Phenytoin has been shown to cause some mild side effects. If these adverse effects become severe or do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.

Common side effects reported while taking phenytoin include:
- Insomnia
- Uncontrollable shaking in different parts of the body
- Behavioral changes
- Slurred speech
- Headaches


Anticonvulsant medication, such as phenytoin, may change mental health conditions (such as mood and behavior) in unexpected ways. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or other sudden changes in your mental health. Before starting treatment with phenytoin, or any other anticonvulsant, discuss the risks and benefits of the medication with your doctor.

What is the typical starting dose of phenytoin?

Phenytoin is commonly administered as an extended-release oral capsule or suspension liquid. The exact dosage of your prescription may vary depending on your age and the specific medical problem being treated.

Oral capsules: For adults, the common starting dosage prescribed is 100 mg of phenytoin to be taken 3 times a day. This dosage may increase depending on your need and how well you tolerate the medication. Take the capsule whole with water.

Suspension (Liquid): For adults, one teaspoon (100 mg) of phenytoin should be taken 3 times a day. Use a measuring spoon to ensure an exact volume of liquid. Rinse the spoon and dosing cup with water after use.

Do not discontinue the use of phenytoin unless instructed to do so by your doctor. Additionally, do not increase your daily dosage of phenytoin unless given a specific order by your doctor. Follow the full course of treatment and take the medication exactly as prescribed.

Can I get phenytoin online?

Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for phenytoin to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your doctor.