EPTOIN 50 mg 150 Tablet

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About

Prescription status:

Prescription required

 

Manufacturer Name: 

ABBOTT INDIA LTD

 

Drug classification: 

Anticonvulsants, Anti-epileptic

 

What is this used for:

  • Treat epilepsy
  • Help control a variety of epileptic conditions (tonic-clonic seizures and partial seizures), 
  • To control or prevent seizures during or after brain surgery or severe head injury. 
  • To treat trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain)

 

When to not take this medicine:

  • If you are allergic to phenytoin, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine 
  • Suffering from liver disease
  • Suffering from kidney disease 
  • Porphyria (an inherited disease that affects haemoglobin biosynthesis)
  • Breast-feeding.

 

How should i take the medicine:

Take this medicine with an adequate amount of water as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.

 

How this medicine works:

It works by decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

 

Side effects

Common:

  • Headache
  • Changes in your sense of taste
  • Constipation
  • Nausea 


Less common

  • Decreased coordination
  • Mental confusion
  • Nervousness
  • Slurred speech
  • Trouble with breathing, speaking, or swallowing
  • Unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination


Rare

  • Inability to move the eyes
  • Increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid
  • Shakiness and unsteady walk
  • Shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • Sticking out of the tongue
  • Trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  • Twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs
  • Uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs
  • Unusual facial expressions


Pregnancy warning: Category D

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

 

Lactation warning:

 

Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless absolutely necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Renal dose adjustments:

 

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative on the basis of creatinine clearance values.

 

Hepatic dose adjustments:

 

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.

 

Drug interactions:

  • Abemaciclib- Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. The use of these medicines are contraindicated since they may give serious adverse reactions which may lead to coma or death. Suitable alternatives may be considered based on the condition of the patient.

 

  • Acetaminophen- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together may alter the effects of acetaminophen and cause serious side effects that may affect your liver. If you experience any signs and symptoms like fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, excessive tiredness or weakness, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash or itching, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting then inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Allopurinol- Minor

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. The use of these medicines are contraindicated since they may give serious adverse reactions which may lead to coma or death. Suitable alternatives may be considered based on the condition of the patient.


  • Baclofen- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. The use of these medicines are contraindicated since they may give serious adverse reactions which may lead to coma or death. Suitable alternatives may be considered based on the condition of the patient.

 

  • Benzphetamine- Minor

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. The use of these medicines are contraindicated since they may give serious adverse reactions which may lead to coma or death. Suitable alternatives may be considered based on the condition of the patient.

 

  • Dexamethasone- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. The use of these medicines are contraindicated since they may give serious adverse reactions which may lead to coma or death. Suitable alternatives may be considered based on the condition of the patient.

 

Alcohol interactions:

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving/taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.

 

Food interactions: N/A.

 

Expert Advice:

  1. Food instruction: As directed by the doctor
  2. Swallow the tablets whole, with plenty of water
  3. This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness, especially during the first few weeks of treatment. If you experience these symptoms do not drive or use any tools or machinery.
  4. Report any side effects like nausea, vomiting, etc.experienced immediately to the doctor.

 

Missed dose instructions:

 

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However if it is almost the for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.

 

Over dose Instructions:

 

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.

 

Storage Instructions:

  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children 
  • Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture. 
  • Keep the bottle tightly closed. 
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date (EXP) which is stated on the carton and foil. 
  • The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. 


References:

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 3 November 2020]. Available from: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4225.pdf


Drugs H. Phenytoin: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 3 November 2020]. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682022.html#:~:text=Phenytoin%20is%20in%20a%20class,electrical%20activity%20in%20the%20brain.



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