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Phenytoin sodium hard capsules

Phenytoin sodium hard capsules

Added: 25 June 2013, 10:20

A new version of phenytoin sodium hard capsules are now available from the pharmaceutical company NRIM Limited.  The capsules are available as 100mg capsules only.  Prior to this the sole producer for the UK was Flynn Pharma Limited.

The SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network) guidelines recommend getting the same make or brand of anti-epileptic drug (AED) all the time.  So like all other anti-epileptic drugs, you may wish to ensure that you receive the same version with every prescription.  This is because there may be small differences in how AEDs are made by different companies, and this may change the way they control seizures.  Maintaining a consistent supply of the same version of a person’s AED(s) is important in maximising their seizure control.

For more information, read our factsheet ‘Making the most of your AEDs’.