Open Access Case Report Article ID: OJPCH-6-132

    Lack of narrow therapeutic index awareness leading to increased risk of acute phenytoin toxicity in a child with traumatic brain injury

    Shifali Gupta*, Harshvardhan Gupta and Jaspinder Singh

    Phenytoin is a commonly prescribed antiepileptic medication in the pediatric age group for multiple indications. It has a very narrow therapeutic range with well known side-effects. A careful dose dispensing is of utmost importance while administering medications with narrow therapeutic index especially in pediatric age groups with variable weight bands. Multiple dosage formulations like tablets/syrups of varying strength ranging from 30-300mg are available in the market just with a small difference of color coding on the labels making it prone to iatrogenic errors leading to toxicity. 


    Published on: Apr 10, 2021 Pages: 18-19

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ojpch.000032
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