fosphenytoin

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fos·phen·y·to·in

 (fŏs′fĕn′ĭ-tō′ĭn, -fə-nĭt′ō-)
n.
A prodrug that is metabolized to phenytoin and administered parenterally for the treatment of seizures.

[Alteration of phos(phorus) + phenytoin.]
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s Cerebyx injection (fosphenytoin sodium injection USP), used for treatment of certain types of severe seizures.
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Fosphenytoin, marketed as Cerebyx and also in generic formulations, is a prodrug of phenytoin.
Cerebyx is manufactured by Parke-Davis, a division of Pfizer, Inc.
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unit will promote the product, called Cerebyx, while Pfizer will manufacture and distribute it, the Tokyo-based company said.
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