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Phenytoin sodium, marketed as Dilantin, Phenytek, Eptoin, and Epanutin is a medication for the treatment of seizures. This medication is often prescribed to victims of epilepsy and other similar neurological disorders. In some people, however, the medication can cause serious and disfiguring injuries requiring a lifetime of expensive medical care.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SDS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) are side effects of these medications and require immediate hospitalization. Both conditions feature outbreaks of the mucous membranes, mouth, lips, eyes, anal and genital areas, and skin rashes with blisters, all of which mimic the injuries one might see if a severely burned victim of a home fire. These injuries are extremely disfiguring physically and require a lifetime of treatment and expensive medical care.