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Protoin 100 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Protoin Tablet

Protoin 100 mg Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to treat and prevent certain types of seizures. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Uses of Protoin Tablet

Protoin Tablet side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Vertigo
  • Confusion
  • Nervousness
  • Constipation
  • Tremor
  • Altered walking

How to use Protoin 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. Protoin 100 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Protoin Tablet works

Protoin 100 mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Protoin Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Protoin 100 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Protoin 100 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Protoin 100 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human 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.
Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Protoin 100 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Protoin 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Protoin 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Protoin 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Protoin 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/ laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • It may increase blood sugar levels. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines to treat diabetes.
  • It may cause swollen gum (gum hypertrophy), hence take care of oral or dental hygiene.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Protoin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. For how long does Protoin stay in your system?

On an average, Protoin may stay in your system for 5-6 days. This duration varies from person to person. In some cases, it may stay for about 9-10 days.

Q. What happens if I stop taking Protoin?

Suddenly stopping Protoin may cause non-stop seizures (called status epilepticus), which can endanger life. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor. If required, your doctor will slowly reduce the dose before stopping it completely.

Q. What are the symptoms that occur if I take more than the recommended dose of Protoin? Can I die from Protoin overdose?

Overdose of Protoin may cause jerky movements of the eyes (nystagmus), unclear speech, loss of balance, tremor, muscle stiffness or weakness, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, fainting, blurred vision, slow and shallow breathing and even coma. Protoin overdose can cause very low blood pressure and respiratory problems. As a result of this, the patient can even die.

Q. Who should avoid taking Protoin?

You should not take Protoin if you have liver disease, especially if you have a history of developing a liver problem due to Protoin. Also, patients taking Delavirdine (a medicine used in the treatment of HIV infection) should not take Protoin. Protoin may reduce the effectiveness of Delavirdine on HIV and the virus may also become resistant to Delavirdine. It is advised that you inform your doctor if you have any existing heart disorder before you receive Protoin.

Q. Can I take Protoin with ibuprofen?

Protoin 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. What are the effects of Protoin on children?

The most common side effects related to Protoin in children are jerky movements of the eyes (nystagmus) and overgrowth of the gums. In some children, Protoin causes problems with thinking or behavior, mood change, slow or clumsy movements, or a loss of energy. Other side effects from high doses include unsteadiness in the feet and hands, sleepiness, and vomiting. These may be avoidable if the dose is increased slowly. These side effects quickly disappear when the dose is reduced.

Q. Does Protoin cause weight gain?

Protoin has not been reported to cause weight gain. However, weight loss can occur with longer term use of a higher dose of Protoin. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Protoin.

Q. Does Protoin make you sleepy?

Protoin can make you feel sleepy (sedation, somnolence, and drowsiness). Please consult your doctor if you feel very sleepy after taking Protoin, 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.

Q. Does Protoin affect birth control?

Protoin does affect birth control. Protoin 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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