Posted: July 7th, 2017
A female client who has a history of seizure went to a health care facility to ask the nurse regarding the use of birth control pills while on phenytoin therapy. The nurse correctly states to the client that:
A. Taking phenytoin decreases the effectivity of the birth control pills.
B. Pregnancy is not allowed while taking phenytoin.
C. There is no known interaction between these medicines so there is nothing to worry about.
D. To discontinue phenytoin and proceed with the oral contraceptive.
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