Drug Interactions between folic acid and phenytoin
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
- folic acid
Interactions between your drugs
phenytoin folic acid
Applies to: phenytoin and folic acid
Some anticonvulsant medications may reduce the blood levels of folic acid. In addition, folic acid treatment may reduce the blood levels of certain anticonvulsants. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience loss of seizure control. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: phenytoin
Phenytoin levels may decrease when the suspension is given with enteral feedings. This could lead to a loss of seizure control. You could interrupt the feeding for 2 hours before and after the phenytoin dose. Alternatively, you may give the phenytoin suspension diluted in water and flush the tube with water after administration. These would make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. However, this still may not entirely avoid the interaction and may not always be feasible. You should have your phenytoin levels checked upon starting and stopping of enteral feedings. In addition, using phenytoin together with food may alter the effects of phenytoin. Contact your doctor if you experience worsening of seizure control or symptoms of toxicity, including twitching eye movements, slurred speech, loss of balance, tremor, muscle stiffness or weakness, nausea, vomiting, feeling light-headed, fainting, and slow or shallow breathing. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Ask your doctor before making any changes to your therapy.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
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Drug Interaction Classification
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