Q. For how long does Rapitoin 150mg Injection stay in your system?
On an average, Rapitoin 150mg Injection 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. Why is Rapitoin 150mg Injection better than phenytoin?
Rapitoin 150mg Injection does not have side effects which are commonly associated with the use of phenytoin such as injection site irritation and sudden changes in the heart rate (arrhythmia), hence Rapitoin 150mg Injection is better than phenytoin.
Q. What happens if I stop taking Rapitoin 150mg Injection?
Suddenly stopping Rapitoin 150mg Injection may cause non-stop seizures (called status epilepticus), which can endanger life. Hence, do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor. If required, your doctor may slowly reduce the dose before stopping it completely.
Q. What are the symptoms that occur if I take more than the recommended dose of Rapitoin 150mg Injection? Can I die from Rapitoin 150mg Injection overdose?
Overdose of Rapitoin 150mg Injection 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. Rapitoin 150mg Injection overdose can cause very low blood pressure and respiratory problems. As a result of this, the patient can even die.
Q. What are the effects of Rapitoin 150mg Injection on children?
The most common side effects related to Rapitoin 150mg Injection in children are jerky movements of the eyes (nystagmus) and overgrowth of the gums. In some children, Rapitoin 150mg Injection 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 Rapitoin 150mg Injection affect birth control?
Rapitoin 150mg Injection does affect birth control. Rapitoin 150mg Injection 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.
Q. Does Rapitoin 150mg Injection make you sleepy?
Rapitoin 150mg Injection can make you feel sleepy (sedation, somnolence, and drowsiness). Please consult your doctor if you feel very sleepy after taking Rapitoin 150mg Injection, 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 Rapitoin 150mg Injection cause weight gain?
No, Rapitoin 150mg Injection has not been reported to cause weight gain. However, weight loss can occur with longer term use of a higher dose of Rapitoin 150mg Injection. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Rapitoin 150mg Injection.