Eptoin 100 mg tablets
About the drug:
Phenytoin is sold under several trade names such as Eptoin. It is prescribed for the treatment of various types of seizure disorders. Phenytoin is often used in combination with other anti convulsant or anti seizure medications.
Uses of the drug:
Eptoin is an anti convulsant medication that affects certain body chemicals that can cause seizures. It is an effective medication in the treatment and control of seizures in patients with epilepsy. Eptoin is also effective in epilepsy and generalized-clonic and partial seizures.
Working of the drug:
The drug contains Phenytoin as an active ingredient which blocks the voltage dependent and calcium channels and restores the normal balance in brain. It decreases the pain induced by neurons.
Eptoin is manufactured by Abbott Pharmaceutical, India. The drugs are available on our website under various pack sizes. To buy Eptoin 100 mg online, visit alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablet under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Eptoin 100 mg
- Eptoin 50 mg
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to this active ingredient Phenytoin or any other ingredient of the drug
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
- Are breastfeeding as the drug may pass into the breast milk
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have high blood pressure
- Have past episodes of depression or suicidal thoughts
- Have a history of seizures
- Have the condition like lupus, liver disease, diabetes, deficiency of vitamin D
- Have porphyria
- Have allergy to other anticonvulsant drugs
How much to take the drug?
The tablets are for once a day oral administration and take Phenytoin strictly according to your doctor's direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Your doctor may occasionally change the dosage over several weeks or months to ensure proper treatment. Follow your doctor's directions properly. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over.
How to take the drug?
Take Phenytoin anti convulsant medication strictly according to your doctor's direction or according to the instructions on the medication label.
Avoid crushing, breaking, or chewing a Phenytoin tablet as doing so may lead to too much of the medicine to be release at once. Instead swallow it whole. You must ensure to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Always store Phenytoin anti convulsant medication in a cool and dry place. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so.
For how long to take it?
Avoid stopping Phenytoin medication suddenly without the advice of your doctor, even if you feel alright. Your condition may become worse with increased seizures if you stop this medication suddenly.
In case of an overdose of Phenytoin, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immediately. Overdose may lead to symptoms like nausea, vomiting, twitching eye movements, slurred speech, loss of balance, tremor, muscle stiffness or weakness, light headedness, fainting, or shortness of breath.
If you miss a dose of Phenytoin, take it as soon as you remember. Don’t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
Side effects of the drug:
Some of the common side effects of Phenytoin are headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, speech troubles, or nervousness. If any of these side effects deteriorate or persist for a long time, you must seek immediate medical attention. Phenytoin may also cause swelling and bleeding of the gum. Massage your gums, brush and floss your teeth properly while taking this medication.
Phenytoin usage may lead to suicidal thoughts. This side effect may require you to undergo regular follow up checks by your doctor. You must notify your doctor about any new or deteriorating symptoms like mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, suicidal or self hurting thoughts, increased agitation, hostility, restlessness, hyperactivity (mentally or physically).
The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to
Phenytoin. If you get any serious side effects due to Phenytoin, contact your doctor right away.
Common drug interactions:
These drugs can interact with Phenytoin: some antibiotics like cycloserine, or doxycycline; sulfa drugs; certain antidepressants; aspirin or other salicylates; birth control pills; blood thinner like warfarin; some sedatives; heart medications; steroids; other seizure medications; stomach acid reducers; or theophylline. These are not all the possible drugs which can interact with Phenytoin. There may be others as well. Your doctor must be informed if you take any of the above mentioned drugs or any other medications. Do not start a new medication without proper medical advice.
Things to remember:
- Also avoid alcohol consumption as alcohol increases the risk of side effects of Phenytoin . Grapefruit and its products are also not recommended.
- Your thinking and reflexes may also be impacted while taking Phenytoin; so be careful while indulging in any activity which requires attention and alertness like driving.
- Always store Phenytoin medication in a cool and dry place, away from any kind of heat and moisture. Ensure that children or pets do not have access to this medication
|US Brand Name||Dilantin|
|Manufacturer||Abbott Pharmaceticals, India|
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