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.
A nursing nutritional assessment includes a patient's height/weight/BMI, assessing for recent weight loss/gain assessing for difficulty swallowing or chewing, and identifying food allergies, diet restrictions, and religious/cultural dietary preferences.Read Article
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