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Stoin 50 mg Suspension

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Overview

Introduction of Stoin Suspension

Stoin 50 mg Suspension is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures). It controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Stoin 50 mg Suspension is taken by mouth may be empty stomach or along with food. But, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. You should finish full course of treatment even if you feel better as stopping the medication without talking to doctor may cause non-stop seizures (called status epilepticus), which can endanger life. Be careful if you are using birth control pills as this medicine may interfere with the working of contraceptives.

Some of the common side effects includes vertigo, coarsening of facial features, nystagmus, anemia, increased facial hair growth, osteomalacia/rickets, and taste alteration. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. It may increase blood sugar levels, so consult doctor if you are taking any medicines to treat diabetes. Moreover, the most common side effect of this medicine in children is jerky movements of the eyes (nystagmus). In some children, it may also cause problems with thinking or behavior but these are avoidable after consulting the doctor. It may cause swollen gums (gum hypertrophy), hence take care of oral or dental hygiene. This medicine may reduce vitamin D and calcium levels, therefore supplementation is also recommended. You should pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood or behavior as they may be a signal for risk of suicide. In case you encounter such changes in yourself consult with doctor as soon as possible.

Uses of Stoin Suspension

Stoin Suspension side effects

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

How to use Stoin Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Stoin 50 mg Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Stoin Suspension works

Stoin 50 mg Suspension is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Stoin Suspension related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Stoin 50 mg Suspension
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Stoin 50 mg Suspension is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Stoin 50 mg Suspension is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Stoin 50 mg Suspension may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Stoin 50 mg Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Stoin 50 mg Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Stoin 50 mg Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Stoin 50 mg Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

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 Stoin 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

Questions Related to Stoin

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My daughter is suffering from epilepsy and has been advise Lamitor 50mg tblets twice a day. She was being given Lamitor DT 50. But by mistake I am giving her Lamitor OD 50 now. Though there is no apparent affect, please advise which Lamitor should be given.
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Neurologist
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It is used to treat All forms of epilepsy, generalised epilepsy with absence seizures, prophylaxis of febrile convulsion, prophylaxis of post traumatic epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal, mania, nelsons syndrome.
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FAQs

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

On an average, Stoin 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 Stoin?

Suddenly stopping Stoin 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 Stoin? Can I die from Stoin overdose?

Overdose of Stoin 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. Stoin 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 Stoin?

You should not take Stoin if you have liver disease, especially if you have a history of developing a liver problem due to Stoin. Also, patients taking Delavirdine (a medicine used in the treatment of HIV infection) should not take Stoin. Stoin 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 Stoin.

Q. Can I take Stoin with ibuprofen?

Stoin 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 Stoin on children?

The most common side effects related to Stoin in children are jerky movements of the eyes (nystagmus) and overgrowth of the gums. In some children, Stoin 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 Stoin cause weight gain?

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

Q. Does Stoin make you sleepy?

Stoin can make you feel sleepy (sedation, somnolence, and drowsiness). Please consult your doctor if you feel very sleepy after taking Stoin, 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 Stoin affect birth control?

Stoin does affect birth control. Stoin 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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