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

[Alteration of phos(phorus) + phenytoin.]
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* Used for partial onset and generalized seizures and for status epilepticus (phosphenytoin and cerebyx)
Fosphenytoin, marketed as Cerebyx and also in generic formulations, is a prodrug of phenytoin.
Intramuscular fosphenytoin (Cerebyx) in patients requiring a loading dose of phenytoin.
In addition, a prophylactic intravenous dose of fosphentoin (Cerebyx) is administered to avoid postoperative seizures.
An emergency room physician instructed the nursing staff to administer 150 milligrams of Cerebyx, a prescription drug used to treat seizures.
Phenytoin * Cerebyx, Dilantin, Mesantoin, Peganone, Phenytek
In some hospitals, fosphenytoin (Cerebyx) is being used in place of phenytoin.
unit will promote the product, called Cerebyx, while Pfizer will manufacture and distribute it, the Tokyo-based company said.
These medications include phenobarbital, primidone (Mysoline), phenytoin (Dilantin), carbamazepine (Tegretol), fosphenytoin (Cerebyx), and valproic acid (Depakote).