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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Lorazepam, fosphenytoin, and further fluid boluses were given with improvement of hemodynamics.
LEV and PHT (or fosphenytoin) tend to be the most common second-line IV AED.
He was immediately started on midazolam drip at 5 mg/hour, loaded with 20mg/kg of fosphenytoin maintenance dose of 100 mg every 8 hrs.
The following day, the patient received fosphenytoin and levetiracetam for clonic convulsion extending from his left face to the upper arm.
Many antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), including carbamazepine, ethosuximide, fosphenytoin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate, and valproate, are potentially teratogenic.
The child's seizures were controlled with anticonvulsant therapy with fosphenytoin and levetiracetam, and he was discharged home after 7 days on oral levetiracetam.
Also debuting in late December was a generic option to Pfizer Inc.'s Cerebyx injection (fosphenytoin sodium injection USP), used for treatment of certain types of severe seizures.
Burst suppression was achieved on hospital day one following administration and titration of the following medications (total daily mg/kg): lorazepam (0.4mg/kg), levetiracetam (50mg/kg), fosphenytoin (30PE/kg), phenobarbital (40mg/kg), midazolam (2mg/kg/hr), pentobarbital (5mg/kg load, 4mg/kg/hr), pyridoxine (100 mg), and isoflurane (0.5%).
Pharmaceutical company Mylan NV (TASE:MYL) stated on Thursday that it has introduced Fosphenytoin Sodium Injection USP, 75 mg/ml, (50 mg PE/ml) in the US market
An antihypertensive drug, nicardipine, was started to control the blood pressure, and an anticonvulsant, fosphenytoin, was administered to control seizures.
[sup][3] Fast acting AEDs for controlling status epilepticus include fosphenytoin sodium/dilantin, valproic acid, or levetiracetan intravenously (evidence level Grade 2, recommendation level A).