Medicine Overview of Phentoin Tablet
Uses of Phentoin Tablet
Phentoin 100mg Tablet is used in the treatment of seizures and trigeminal neuralgia.
Side effects of Phentoin Tablet
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Double vision, Sleepiness, Anemia, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Gingival hyperplasia, Increased hair growth, Osteoporosis.
How to use Phentoin 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. Phentoin 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Phentoin Tablet works
Phentoin 100mg tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on Phentoin Tablet
Expert advice for Phentoin Tablet
- Phentoin should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Do not stop using Phentoin without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
- It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Phentoin, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
- It may increase blood sugar levels.Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines to treat diabetes.
- Do not start any medicine including herbal or ayurvedic without telling your doctor. As it may significantly change the Phentoin levels.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Special precautions for Phentoin 100mg Tablet
Phentoin 100mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Phentoin 100mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Phentoin 100mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Huma+more
n studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby....
Phentoin 100mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired+more
, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Phentoin 100mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients wi+more
th kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Phentoin 100mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor....
Phentoin 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patient+more
s with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Phentoin 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Capiibine 500mg Tablet, Gardenal 30mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Phentoin 100mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Phenytoin
Phentoin is used to control seizures (fits) in epilepsy patients and it works by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Phentoin is known to cause gingival hyperplasia (enlarged gums). To avoid this, you must maintain a good dental hygiene (taking proper care of your teeth and gums). Please consult your doctor if you have enlarged gums after taking Phentoin.
Osteomalacia (softening of the bones) has been associated with long-term (>10 years) use of Phentoin by patients with chronic epilepsy. There have been reports of bone disorders including osteopenia (reduced protein and mineral content of bone tissue) and osteoporosis (thinning of the bone) and fractures with Phentoin. Please consult your doctor for further information.
Q. Can I take Phentoin with aspirin?
Phentoin can decrease the levels of aspirin by increasing its metabolism (breakdown) and hence decrease its effect. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Phentoin with ibuprofen?
Phentoin 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. Can I take Phentoin with paracetamol?
Phentoin decreases the level of paracetamol by increasing its metabolism (breakdown). Increased metabolism of paracetamol can increase the levels of substances that can cause liver damage. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Phentoin is not a narcotic substance. Phentoin belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-epileptic medicines, these medicines are used to treat epilepsy.
Phentoin is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). A controlled substance is generally a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession or use is regulated by a government.
Phentoin is not dialyzable by a conventional hemodialysis machine but can be dialyzed by a high permeability type of hemodialysis. To know more about the different types of dialysis and dialysability of Phentoin, please consult your doctor.
Phentoin is teratogenic. Based on human experience, Phentoin is suggested to cause congenital malformations (birth defects) when given during pregnancy. It can cause defects of the heart, brain, fingers and can decrease the growth of the unborn baby.
Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) is an enzyme which causes metabolism (breakdown) of many drugs. Phentoin is a CYP450 enzyme inducer (increases the working of CYP450) causing increased breakdown of some medicines given along with Phentoin (known as drug-drug interactions). Please consult your doctor before taking any medicines along with Phentoin as it may affect the metabolism of the medicines which are metabolized by CYP450 for example Vitamin D.
Phentoin is a weakly acidic drug.
Phentoin has not been reported to have any addictive potential and it does not show any symptoms of dependence. However, it should be taken for the duration as advised by your doctor.
Phentoin does not give you a high.
Phentoin does not cause hyponatremia (low sodium levels). However, Phentoin is known to cause hypernatremia (high serum sodium level >145 mmol/L).
Phentoin is not known to cause QT prolongation (abnormal heart rhythm). However, it can rarely cause abnormal heart rhythms. Please talk to your doctor if you have any abnormal heart rhythm (beats) while taking Phentoin.
Thyroid function may get affected while you are taking Phentoin, especially in children. Thyroid function should be monitored while taking Phentoin. Please consult your doctor if you have hypothyroidism or a history of hypothyroidism.
Phentoin has not been reported to cause weight gain. However, weight loss can occur with longer term use of a higher dose of Phentoin. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Phentoin.
Phentoin can make you feel sleepy (sedation, somnolence, and drowsiness). Please consult your doctor if you feel very sleepy after taking Phentoin, 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.
Phentoin does affect birth control. Phentoin 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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