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FOSOLIN 750MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 245 for 1 vial(s) (10 ML injection each)
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Composition for FOSOLIN

Fosphenytoin(750 mg)

food interaction for FOSOLIN

alcohol interaction for FOSOLIN

pregnancy interaction for FOSOLIN

lactation interaction for FOSOLIN

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Fosolin 750mg injection at a fixed time.
Avoid Fosolin 750mg injection with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Fosolin 750mg injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Fosolin 750mg injection 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 FOSOLIN

Fosphenytoin(750 mg)

Uses

Fosolin 750mg injection is used in the treatment of epilepsy.

How it works

Fosolin 750mg injection controls seizures or fits by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Blurred vision, Bradycardia, Burning sensation, Cardiac arrest, Confusion, Constipation, Double vision, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Eyelid swelling, Decreased blood pressure, Itching, Cardiovascular reaction

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Expert advice for FOSOLIN

  • Immediately consult your doctor if you develop any suicidal thoughts, swelling, discoloration or pain at the injection site, serious skin infections such as rash, blisters, itching and fever while on treatment with fosphenytoin.  
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol while being treated with fosphenytoin as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking fosphenytoin as it causes dizziness.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to fosphenytoin or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering from heart diseases affecting the heart rhythm (e.g. slow heartbeat, certain heart blocks.).
  • Do not take if suffering from disorder of abnormal red blood cell generation (acute intermittent porphyria).

Frequently asked questions for FOSOLIN

Fosphenytoin

Q.Is fosphenytoin a vesicant?
Yes, fosphenytoin is a vesicant

Q.Why is fosphenytoin better than Dilantin?
Dilantin is a brand name of phenytoin. Fosphenytoin does not have side effects which are commonly associated with the use of phenytoin (when injected intravenously or intramuscularly) such as injection site irritation and sudden changes in the heart rate (arrhythmia), hence fosphenytoin is better than Dilantin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)