A 26 year old hairdresser develops has a single tonic clonic fit whilst at work, unrelated to any substance misuse or head injury. She is sexually active. She takes the oral contraceptive pill. Which of the following statements are true?
Please select UP TO 2 answers.
Antiepileptic medicine (assuming no obvious contraindications) is always advised following a fit in these circumstances
Phenytoin will reduce the efficacy of her contraception
Phenytoin will increase the efficacy of her contraception
Phenytoin will have no effect on the the efficacy of her contraception
Phenytoin is potentially tetratogenic
She will be legally unable to drive for the next six months only
In common with most other drugs phenytoin is metabolised by “first order metabolism”