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Phenytoin (Dilantin®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
Central Nervous System
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Phenytoin is a medication used to control epilepsy and treat seizures in dogs, cats, and other pets, although more effective antiseizure medications with fewer side effects are available. (Epilepsy can NOT be cured, only controlled.) Do NOT miss a dose. Missing a dose could cause a seizure. Consult your veterinarian if your pet experiences jaundice (e.g., yellowing of the gums, skin, or whites of the eyes), depression, staggering, slowed breathing, or loss of appetite while being treated with phenytoin.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.
www.aspca.org/apcc

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($59.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

Updated 6/20/17


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