Phenytoin poisoning after using Chinese proprietary medicines.


We report a case of poisoning resulting from the use of Chinese proprietary medicines (CPM) containing anticonvulsants phenytoin, carbamazepine and valproate. The manufacturer's information leaflets did not mention any of these prescription drugs. As a consequence, the patient was admitted comatose due to severe phenytoin poisoning. We are not aware of any… (More)


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@article{Lau2000PhenytoinPA, title={Phenytoin poisoning after using Chinese proprietary medicines.}, author={K. K. Lau and C. K. C. Lai and A. W. Chan}, journal={Human & experimental toxicology}, year={2000}, volume={19 7}, pages={385-6} }