Product Information

Product NamePhenytoin Sodium USP
Structure
Cas NO630-93-3
Molecular Weight274.255
Molecular formulaC15H11N2NaO2
Therap.Cat : Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Anticonvulsants
Cytochrome P-450 CYP1A2 Inducers

PHENYTOIN SODIUM is an anticonvulsant that is used to treat a wide variety of seizures. It is also an anti-arrhythmic and a muscle relaxant. The mechanism of therapeutic action is not clear, although several cellular actions have been described including effects on ion channels, active transport, and general membrane stabilization.
Phenytoin Sodium is the sodium salt form of phenytoin, a hydantoin derivate and non-sedative antiepileptic agent with anticonvulsant activity. Phenytoin sodium promotes sodium efflux from neurons located in the motor cortex, thereby stabilizing the neuron and inhibiting synaptic transmission.