EPTOIN 100MG contains phenytoin, an antiepileptic drug which can be used in the treatment of epilepsy. It can be used to control a variety of epileptic conditions (tonic-clonic seizures and partial seizures), to control or prevent seizures during or after brain surgery or severe head injury. Phenytoin can be used to treat the trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain).
Epilepsy is a common chronic disorder that can happen when the electrical signals and chemicals are not working properly in brain cells. During a seizure, brain cells are forced to work much more rapidly than normal. EPTOIN 100MG helps prevent brain cells from working so fast and thus the cells are prevented from all firing together thus stopping seizures when they are just beginning.
Always take EPTOIN 100MG exactly as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine is dangerous if taken more than prescribed. If you accidentally take too much, contact your doctor at once or go to the nearest hospital. Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking this medicine, it may make you feel dizzy and confusion and problems with your vision. Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, or pancreas problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
USES OF EPTOIN 100MG:
Treat and prevent epilepsy
HOW EPTOIN 100MG WORKS:
EPTOIN 100MG helps prevent brain cells from working so fast and thus the cells are prevented from all firing together thus stopping seizures when they are just beginning.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Always take EPTOIN 100MG exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the medicine whole with plenty of water.
SIDE EFFECTS OF EPTOIN 100MG:
• Sudden wheezing, difficult breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching
• Bruising, fever and you are looking pale or you have a severe sore throat. These may be first signs of an abnormality of the blood, include decreases in the number of red cells, white cells or platelets
• Rash, swollen glands, increase in type of white blood cell (eosinophilia), and inflammation of internal organs (liver, lungs, heart, kidneys and large intestine)
• Life-threatening skin rashes that cause blistering, (this can also affect the mouth and tongue). These may be signs of the condition known as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)
• Confusion or have severe mental illness, this may be a sign that you have high amounts of phenytoin in your blood
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Avoid bath in hot water because hot water can irritate the skin. Moisturizers can be used regular basis to soothe and hydrate the affected area.
EPTOIN 100MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
EPTOIN 100MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking this medicine, it may make you feel dizzy and confusion and problems with your vision.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine.
EPTOIN 100MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
EPTOIN 100MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take if you are allergic to this medicine.
EPTOIN 100MG should be taken with caution in patients with lung disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take this medicine, if you:
Suffer from or have suffered in the past from any of the conditions like porphyria (an inherited disease that affects haemoglobin biosynthesis)
Talk to your doctor if you are taking:
Medicines used for tuberculosis and other infections (e.g. chloramphenicol, isoniazid, rifampicin, sulfonamides, sulfadiazine, sulfamethizole, sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim, sulfaphenazole, sulfisoxazole, doxycycline and ciprofloxacin)
Medicines used for stomach ulcers (e.g. omeprazole, sucralfate, the medicines known as H2 antagonists including cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine and some antacids)
Medicines used for the asthma and bronchitis (e.g. theophylline)
Medicines used for pain and inflammation (e.g. phenylbutazone, salicylates including, aspirin and steroids)
Medicines used for depression and psychiatric disorders
Medicines used for diabetes (e.g. tolbutamide)
Some of the hormone replacement therapy (oestrogens), oral contraceptives (the birth control pill)
Medicines used for the organ and tissue transplants, to prevent rejection (e.g. ciclosporin, tacrolimus)
Medicines used for cancer (antineoplastic agents, e.g. teniposide and fluorouracil, capecitabine, bleomycin, carboplatin, cisplatin, doxorubicin, methotrexate)
Drug : Phenytoin sodium
Pharmacological Category : Antiepileptic
Therapeutic Indication : Epilepsy
Dosage Forms : Tablet, Capsule, Injection, Suspension, Syrup
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT EPTOIN 100MG:
Q: Can EPTOIN 100MG be used in pregnant women?
A: No. It is not recommended for use in the pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.
Q: Is EPTOIN 100MG a barbiturate?
A: It is an antiepileptic drug which is related to barbiturates in chemical structure but has a five-membered ring.