Chronic heavy drinking reduces serum phenytoin concentrations so that above average doses of phenytoin may be needed to maintain adequate levels. Moderate drinking appears to be safe in those taking phenytoin.
Although above average doses are likely to be needed in heavy drinkers be aware that patients with liver impairment usually need lower doses of phenytoin, so the picture may be more complicated.
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