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. Epitan 60mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Do not take phenobarbitone if you are allergic to phenobarbitone or any of the other ingredient of the tablet.
Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: liver or kidney disease; temporary or chronic pain; mental depression or illness; disorders of pituitary gland or adrenal gland (e.g. pheochromocytoma); breathing problems; or porphyria (disturbance of metabolism that can be seen as disorders of the skin or other organs).
Do not take phenobarbitone if you have an addiction to alcohol or drug abuse.
Avoid taking phenobarbitone if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or planning to become pregnant.
Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after taking phenobarbitone as it may cause drowsiness.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epitan 60mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Epitan 60mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby. Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Epitan 60mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Epitan 60mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epitan 60mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Epitan 60mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Epitan 60mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epitan 60mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Epitan 60mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Epitan is used to control seizures in epilepsy patients and is also used to relieve anxiety. It may also be used as a sedative for patients about to undergo surgery; to treat people who are suffering from withdrawal symptoms from addiction to other seizure medication or who are going to stop medication