Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A prodrug that is metabolized to phenytoin and administered parenterally for the treatment of seizures.

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  • n. A water-soluble phenytoin prodrug used only in hospitals for the treatment of epileptic seizures.

Etymologies

Alteration of phos(phorus) + phenytoin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I knew only those things I had to know in order to get her safely through the night, and the fosphenytoin that she was meant to be given—the medication she had missed for an unforgivable amount of time after the dose had been due—was integral to that plan.

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  • If you are of Asian descent, be very very careful about using the drugs phenytoin and fosphenytoin.

    Caution for Asians on epilepsy drug

  • Because fosphenytoin is a prodrug and is converted to phenytoin after administration, any concern regarding this association is also applicable to fosphenytoin.

    Caution for Asians on epilepsy drug

  • Phenytoin and fosphenytoin are used to control tonic-clonic grand mal and complex-partial seizures in epilepsy.

    Caution for Asians on epilepsy drug

  • The FDA is working to identify additional information to evaluate the possible risk of SJS/TEN from phenytoin and fosphenytoin in patients with HLA-B*1502.

    Caution for Asians on epilepsy drug

  • Until the evaluation is completed, healthcare providers who are considering the use of phenytoin or fosphenytoin should be aware of the risks and benefits described in the current prescribing information for this drug.

    Caution for Asians on epilepsy drug

  • Because this new data suggests a possible association between HLA-B*1502 and phenytoin or fosphenytoin-induced SJS/TEN, and because of the known association between phenytoin and SJS/TEN, healthcare providers should consider avoiding phenytoin and fosphenytoin as alternatives for carbamazepine in patients who test positive for HLA-B*1502.

    Caution for Asians on epilepsy drug

  • Amitriptyline can bleed into antabuse in children milk and may beverage a fosphenytoin baby.

    Wii-volution

  • In addition, we experienced strong growth in new products, which we identify as compounds launched over the past 12 months, such as ciprofloxacin premix, irinotecan and fosphenytoin.

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