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Drug information on Spentoin (100 mg) (Phenytoin) from Swati Spentose Pvt. Ltd

Spentoin (100 mg)

Swati Spentose Pvt. Ltd
Generic : Phenytoin
100 mg
10 Tabs
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc Biotechnology | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Oct 31, 2018
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Medical Condition(s) for which Spentoin (100 mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Spentoin (100 mg)

   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 Spentoin (100 mg)?

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 Spentoin (100 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Spentoin (100 mg)

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 Spentoin (100 mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Spentoin (100 mg)

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

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

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