Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection

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Introduction

Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures). It controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. It is given when this medicine cannot be given orally, like in hospitalized patients.

Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. It is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a constant level of medicine in the body. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. You should finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better as stopping the medication without talking to your doctor may cause non-stop seizures (called status epilepticus), which can be life-threatening.

The most common side effects of this medicine include skin rashes, headache, feeling or being sick, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, and feeling sleepy or drowsy. Additionally, you may notice some injection site reactions like redness or swelling. Most side effects wear off, but if they bother you or do not go away, tell your doctor. There may be ways of preventing or reducing these effects.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, meningitis or depression, or suicidal thoughts. Also let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are using as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine, including contraceptive pills. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, the dose may be adjusted. You should avoid driving or riding a bicycle if this medicine makes you drowsy or dizzy. You may need frequent blood tests to check how you are responding to this medicine.

Uses of Dilantin Injection

Benefits of Dilantin Injection

In Epilepsy/Seizures

Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection is an anticonvulsant (or anti-epileptic) medicine that works by decreasing the nerve impulses which cause the seizures. By controlling the frequency of seizures, it will help you go about your daily activities with more confidence. It helps reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety.
This medicine is not associated with any physical or psychological dependence (addiction) but it should not be stopped suddenly. It is given by your healthcare provider and should not be self administered. It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

Side effects of Dilantin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dilantin

  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Vertigo
  • Confusion
  • Nervousness
  • Constipation
  • Tremor
  • Altered walking

How to use Dilantin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Dilantin Injection works

Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • It may increase blood sugar levels. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines to treat diabetes.
  • It may cause swollen gum (gum hypertrophy), hence take care of oral or dental hygiene.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Hydantoin Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dilantin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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I have a history of epilepsy and high blood pressure. Presently I am taking following medicins. 3 cap. Dilantin 100 mg 1 tab. Epilex 200 mg 1 tab Amtas At 1 tab statopam plus I am a non alcoholic and non smoker and vegetarian. Please look into my reports and suggest
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
Hi Mr. PATIENT have already recommended you certain things from my side. Your liver enzymes are also raised. It can be because of some medicines which you are taking. I suggest you should consult a general physician for review of your treatment.
She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
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FAQs

Q. For how long does Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection stay in your system?

On an average, Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection may stay in your system for 5-6 days. This duration varies from person to person. In some cases, it may stay for about 9-10 days.

Q. Who should avoid taking Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection?

You should not take Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection if you have liver disease, especially if you have a history of developing a liver problem due to Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection. Also, patients taking Delavirdine (a medicine used in the treatment of HIV infection) should not take Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection. Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection may reduce the effectiveness of Delavirdine on HIV and the virus may also become resistant to Delavirdine. It is advised that you inform your doctor if you have any existing heart disorder before you receive Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection.

Q. Can I take Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection with ibuprofen?

Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. What are the effects of Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection on children?

The most common side effects related to Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection in children are jerky movements of the eyes (nystagmus) and overgrowth of the gums. In some children, Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection causes problems with thinking or behavior, mood change, slow or clumsy movements, or a loss of energy. Other side effects from high doses include unsteadiness in the feet and hands, sleepiness, and vomiting. These may be avoidable if the dose is increased slowly. These side effects quickly disappear when the dose is reduced.

Q. Does Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection cause weight gain?

Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection has not been reported to cause weight gain. However, weight loss can occur with longer term use of a higher dose of Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection.

Q. Does Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection make you sleepy?

Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection can make you feel sleepy (sedation, somnolence, and drowsiness). Please consult your doctor if you feel very sleepy after taking Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection, especially during the first few weeks of treatment or following a dose increase. Talk to your doctor as you may be advised not to drive or use machines until it is established that your ability to perform such activities is not affected.

Q. Does Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection affect birth control?

Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection does affect birth control. Dilantin 50mg/2ml Injection can decrease the effect of oral contraceptives (birth control pills) which can make the contraceptive (birth control) effect unreliable. Please talk to your doctor if you are asked to take the two medicines together as you may need to use extra protection for birth control.

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References

  1. McNamara JO. Pharmacotherapy of the Epilepsies. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 591-93.
  2. Porters RJ, Meldrum BS. Antiseizure Drugs. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 403-405.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 1111-116.
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