Kinetics of placentally transferred phenytoin and its p-hydroxylated metabolites in newborn infants.


1 The kinetics of phenytoin and its main metabolites, unconjugated and conjugated 4-hydroxy-phenytoin were studied in newborn infants of epileptic mothers that were treated with phenytoin during the pregnancy. 2 In two of the infants phenytoin was eliminated by an apparent zero-order process followed by an apparent first-order process. In the other two… (More)


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