... for 4 days and sent back to nursing home but her level is still high. How can you get the level down to where it should be? The doctor discontinued her dosage of dilantin until it goes down but it's only moved down a couple of points.
I don't think there is any antidote for phenytoin, so nothing that can bring the level down soon. It'll just have to be eliminated from the system gadually. However, if dosing has been temporarily stopped the level should come down to within therapeutic levels soon.
Do you know if your sister took any other medicines, etc., which could have caused this rise this phenytoin levels?
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