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Epilan Tablet

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Introduction

Epilan Tablet is a combination of two medicines used in the treatment and prevention of epilepsy (seizures). It controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Epilan Tablet is taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor as its long-term use may be habit-forming. Do not skip any doses, but if you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication without talking to the doctor may cause rebound seizures.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, vertigo, and double vision. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Let your doctor know if you experience severe skin rashes, especially accompanied by fever after taking this medicine. You may be asked for a regular blood tests to check the level of drug in the blood.

Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. Be careful if you are using birth control pills as this medicine may interfere with the working of contraceptives. Let your doctor know if you are taking medicine for diabetes, as it can raise the blood sugar level.

Uses of Epilan Tablet

Side effects of Epilan Tablet

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 Epilan

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vertigo
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Double vision
  • Sleepiness
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Gingival hypertrophy (gum enlargement)
  • Softening of bones
  • Abnormal hair growth

How to use Epilan Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Epilan Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Epilan Tablet works

Epilan Tablet is a combination of two antiepileptic medicines: Phenobarbitone and Phenytoin. 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 Epilan Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Epilan Tablet 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Epilan Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Driving
UNSAFE
Epilan Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Epilan Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epilan Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Epilan Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epilan Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Fact Box

Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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My said uncle is taking Epilan 100mg for epileptic reason. But this medicine is not easily available at his place. Can he take Epicom 100mg as its substitute? Please reply. Or any other available substitute?
Dr. Ravindra Srivastava
Neuro Surgery
TAB. EPTOIN / TAB. CELETOIN/ TAB. PHENYTOIN.
3-4 attack of strokes in 3 yrs nothing found in CT scan & EEG.these tests are done again after 3 months. But nothing found. Doctors prescribed me Oxetol 450 mg.doctor say course of medicine is 2-3 yrs.I drink and smoke addicted to drug I don't understand if the test show nothing then why strokes happens to me?
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
is it stroke or epilepsy; as u are on medicine for epilepsy
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References

  1. MedIndia. Phenobarbital. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Phenobarbital. Montréal, Canada: PENDOPHARM; 2018. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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