Phenytoin and Gingival Hyperplasia
by Cathy Parkes December 16, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021
A key side effect of phenytoin (an anti-seizure medication) is gingival hyperplasia. Educate patients to maintain regular dental checkups.
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