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EPTOIN 50MG TABLET

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MRP: Rs. 110.25 for 1 bottle(s) (150 tablets each)
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Composition for EPTOIN

Phenytoin(50 mg)

food interaction for EPTOIN

alcohol interaction for EPTOIN

pregnancy interaction for EPTOIN

lactation interaction for EPTOIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Eptoin 50mg tablet at a fixed time.
Eptoin 50mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Eptoin 50mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for EPTOIN

Phenytoin(50 mg)

Uses

Eptoin 50mg tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.

How it works

Eptoin 50mg tablet controls seizures or fits by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Altered sleep, Anemia, Bruise, Bleeding, Memory impairment, Confusion, Constipation, Coordination disorder, Swelling of gums, Headache, Increased glucose level in blood, Slurred speech, Joint pain, Softening of bones, Stomach pain, Vomiting

Common Dosage for EPTOIN 50MG TABLET

Patients taking EPTOIN 50MG TABLET

  • 66%
    Once A Day
  • 27%
    Twice A Day
  • 5%
    Thrice A week
  • 2%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for EPTOIN

11 Substitutes
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  • EPSOLIN 50 MG TABLET
    (100 tablet in bottle)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 1.59/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 158.52
    pay 116% more per tablet
  • C TOIN 50 MG TABLET
    (90 tablet in bottle)
    USV Ltd
    Rs. 0.89/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 80
    pay 21% more per tablet
  • M TOIN 50MG TABLET
    (100 tablet in bottle)
    Medo Pharma
    Rs. 0.17/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 17.27
    save 77% more per tablet
  • EPSOD 50MG TABLET
    (60 tablets in bottle)
    Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 0.81/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 48.50
    pay 10% more per tablet
  • PHENYTO S 50 MG TABLET
    (100 tablets in bottle)
    Anglo-French Drugs & Industries Ltd
    Rs. 0.96/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 95.51
    pay 30% more per tablet

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Expert advice for EPTOIN

  • Do not take phenytoin if you are allergic to phenytoin or any of its other ingredient.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after taking phenytoin as it may cause drowsiness.
  • Do not stop the medication even if you feel fine, until you are checked by the doctor and told to do so.
  • Do not take phenytoin if you have an addiction to alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Avoid using phenytoin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or planning to become pregnant.
  • Do not take phenytoin if you have a history of liver disease; vitamin D deficiency or diabetes; mental depression or are having suicidal thoughts.

Frequently asked questions for EPTOIN

Phenytoin

Q.How does phenytoin work?
Phenytoin is used to control seizures in epilepsy patients. It is used majorly to treat patients who are having surgery in the brain or nervous system. It is used to treat as well as prevent seizures in such patients. Phenytoin belongs to a class of medication call anti-convulsants. It acts by slowing down the electrical activity of the brain

Q.Is phenytoin dialyzable?
Phenytoin is dialyzable

Q.Can it be removed by dialysis?
It can be removed by dialysis

Q.Can I take ibuprofen/aspirin/Tylenol with phenytoin?
Phenytoin is known to interact with ibuprofen/aspirin/Tylenol. It should be combined only on strict advice of the doctor

Q.Does phenytoin cause weight gain/QT prolongation/Gingival hyperplasia/memory loss/ hyponatremia/photosensitivity/hair loss/ make you sleepy/high?
Phenytoin is known to cause gingival hyperplasia/memory loss/ hyponatremia/photosensitivity make you sleepy as side effects. It is not known to cause weight gain/QT prolongation/make you high. Please inform the doctor immediately if you observe side effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 30 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)