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01 August 2013

Phenytoin sodium capsules

A new version of phenytoin sodium capsules is now available from the pharmaceutical company NRIM Limited. The capsules are available as 100mg capsules only.

As with any anti-epileptic drug, if you are taking phenytoin sodium capsules you may wish to check that you receive the same version (from the same company) with every prescription. This is because different versions of drugs can very in the combination of ingredients which can affect how the active ingredient of the drug is used in the body (called its ‘bioavailability’). Getting the same medication each time is referred to as 'consistency of supply'.