Fosphenytoin | definition of fosphenytoin by Medical dictionary
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used as the sodium salt in treatment of epilepsy
, excluding the petit mal type; administered intravenously or intramuscularly.
fosphenytoin (fŏs′fĕn′ĭ-tō′ĭn, -fə-nĭt′ō-)
A prodrug that is metabolized to phenytoin and administered parenterally for the treatment of seizures.
fosphenytoin Cerebyx® Neurology A prodrug of phenytoin, which is pharmacologically equivalent to, but causes less phlebitis, soft tissue damage. See Phenytoin, Seizure. Cf Status spilepticus.