Eptoin 50 mg
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|Manufacturer||Abbott Pharmaceticals, India|
Eptoin 50 mg is a prescription medication for the treatment for Seizures. It contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, which belongs to the category of drugs known as anti-convulsant. Phenytoin is effective in reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain. It controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. The medicine slows down the impulses in the brain that contributes to seizures. Eptoin does not treat all types of seizures, and your doctor will determine if it is the right medicine for you. You should not use this anti-convulsant if you are allergic to it. Do not start the treatment unless your doctor advises you to do so. The medicine can be used alone or in combination with other drugs to control seizures. Report any worsening symptoms to your doctor, these may include depression, hyperactive, mood changes, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or if you feel agitated.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor, if you have renal or hepatic insufficiency, meningitis, depression, or suicidal thoughts. Also, let your doctor know about all the medications that you have been using as these medicines may affect the way other medicines work. Contraceptive pills may affect the mechanism of action of Eptoin 50 mg. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, then the use of Eptointabletsare only recommended if it is clearly needed and dose adjustments can take place. One should avoid driving or indulging in tasks that require all your attention. Phenytoin may make you drowsy or dizzy. Your doctor may ask you have frequent blood tests to check the response to this medicine. Be sure to take the medicine in the dose and duration recommended by your doctor.
The most common side effects of Eptoin 50 mg include headache, difficulty sleeping, skin rashes, headache, drowsy, feeling or being sick. Most side effects go away with time, but if they become troublesome or persist for a long time, tell your doctor right away. There may be a different way of preventing or reducing these effects. This ant-convulsant drug can make birth control pills less effective, so it is important to ask your doctor using a non-hormonal birth control method to prevent pregnancy. It may not be safe to breastfeed your baby if you are using this medicine. Discuss your doctor about any risk associated with the medicine.
A patient may take it before or after consuming foods. Your doctor will be the right person to tell you the exact dose of medicine. This may take several weeks to work, but it is important to take it regularly to get the most benefit out of it. Do not discontinue the treatment even if you feel fine unless your doctor advises you to do so. You may experience more seizures, or your bipolar disorder may get worse.