Drug interactions between pantoprazole and Phenytoin Sodium
|Phenytoin Sodium (phenytoin)|
Interactions between your drugs
There were no interactions found in our database between pantoprazole and Phenytoin Sodium - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Pantoprazole is in the drug class proton pump inhibitors.
- Pantoprazole is used to treat the following conditions:
- Phenytoin Sodium is a member of the following drug classes: group I antiarrhythmics, hydantoin anticonvulsants.
- Phenytoin Sodium is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Phenytoin Sodium (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
No warnings were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.