Stoin 50 mg Suspension

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Overview

Uses of Stoin Suspension

Stoin 50 mg Suspension is used in the treatment of epilepsy/seizures.

Stoin Suspension side effects

Common
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Double vision
  • Sleepiness
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Gingival hyperplasia
  • Increased hair growth
  • Osteoporosis

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
CAUTION
Stoin 50 mg Suspension may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Stoin 50 mg Suspension 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
Stoin 50 mg Suspension 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.
Driving
Stoin 50 mg Suspension may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Stoin 50 mg Suspension is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Stoin 50 mg Suspension may not be needed in these patients. 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 it at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Stoin 50 mg Suspension 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 this medicine, 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 Stoin 50 mg Suspension levels.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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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FAQs

Q. How does Stoin work?

Stoin 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.

Q. Does Stoin cause gingival hyperplasia?

Stoin 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 Stoin.

Q. Does Stoin cause osteomalacia?

Osteomalacia (softening of the bones) has been associated with long-term (>10 years) use of Stoin 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 Stoin. Please consult your doctor for further information.

Q. Can I take Stoin with aspirin?

Stoin 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 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. Can I take Stoin with paracetamol?

Stoin 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.

Q. Is Stoin a narcotic?

Stoin is not a narcotic substance. Stoin belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-epileptic medicines, these medicines are used to treat epilepsy.

Q. Is Stoin a controlled substance?

Stoin 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.

Q. Is Stoin dialyzable?

Stoin 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 Stoin, please consult your doctor.

Q. Is Stoin teratogenic (cause birth defects)?

Stoin is teratogenic. Based on human experience, Stoin 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.

Q. Is Stoin a cytochrome P450 (CYP450) inducer?

Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) is an enzyme which causes metabolism (breakdown) of many drugs. Stoin is a CYP450 enzyme inducer (increases the working of CYP450) causing increased breakdown of some medicines given along with Stoin (known as drug-drug interactions). Please consult your doctor before taking any medicines along with Stoin as it may affect the metabolism of the medicines which are metabolized by CYP450 for example Vitamin D.

Q. Is Stoin basic or acidic?

Stoin is a weakly acidic drug.

Q. Is Stoin addictive?

Stoin 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.

Q. Does Stoin get you high?

Stoin does not give you a high.

Q. Does Stoin cause hyponatremia?

Stoin does not cause hyponatremia (low sodium levels). However, Stoin is known to cause hypernatremia (high serum sodium level >145 mmol/L).

Q. Does Stoin cause QT prolongation?

Stoin 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 Stoin.

Q. Does Stoin affect thyroid?

Thyroid function may get affected while you are taking Stoin, especially in children. Thyroid function should be monitored while taking Stoin. Please consult your doctor if you have hypothyroidism or a history of hypothyroidism.

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 (sedation)?

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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 2nd Jul 2018.
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