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Drug information on Eptoin 50 (Phenytoin) from Abbott India Ltd

Eptoin 50

  Capsule/ Tablet
Abbott India Ltd
Generic : Phenytoin

Drug Name : Phenytoin

Phenytoin(Dilantin) generic Eptoin 50 is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for certain types of seizures (eg, status epilepticus). It decreases abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Eptoin 50 may be prescribed

Side effects of Eptoin 50

   Central Nervous System : Night blindness, incoordination, slurred speech, decreased coordination, mental confusion, dizziness, sleeplessness and tremor.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, constipation, toxic hepatitis, and liver damage.

   Blood : Decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

   Skin : Skin damage, rash and itching.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- Initial: 3-4 mg/kg/day as single dose or in divided doses. Maintenance: 200-500 mg/day.
IV- As adjunct with a benzodiazepine: 10-15 mg/kg. Maintenance: 100 mg 6-8 hourly.

How to use Eptoin 50?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, capsule and suspension to take by mouth, with food.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

When is Eptoin 50 not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Eptoin 50

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart problems, low blood pressure, blood disease porphyria, liver disease, sugar, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• It may develop suicidal thoughts in teenagers, watch them carefully.

• It may raise blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly.

Other Precautions for Eptoin 50

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Eptoin 50

Store it at room temperature (20-25°C).

Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.

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