The Daily PANCE and PANRE Question 50

This drug causes gingival hyperplasia and hirsutism. At high doses, it can cause nystagmus, ataxia, and diplopia. Which drug is best described by these statements

  1. aspirin
  2. acetaminophen
  3. acyclovir
  4. phenytoin
  5. valproic acid

Answer: D


Dilantin (phenytoin) causes these typical symptoms

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Phenytoin is used in the treatment of seizure disorder and is covered in NCCPA™ Content Blueprint Neurology (6%)


A 17-year-old male with confusion and disorientation following a 5-minute seizure (watch video)

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