Atoin 100 Mg Tablet

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Atoin Information

Atoin is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Seizures. The alternative uses of Atoin have also been explained below.

The correct dosage of Atoin depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The most common side effects of Atoin are Double Vision. Some other side effects of Atoin have been listed ahead. These side effects of Atoin are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Atoin's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. In addition, Atoin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Atoin related warnings section.

Atoin is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Atoin are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug reaction of Atoin with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Atoin is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Atoin Benefits & Uses

Atoin is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Atoin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Atoin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Atoin safe for pregnant women?


    Atoin has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Atoin without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Atoin safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Atoin. Immediately discontinue Atoin if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Atoin on the Kidneys?


    Atoin may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Atoin on the Liver?


    Atoin may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Atoin on the Heart?


    Side effects of Atoin rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Atoin with Other Drugs

Atoin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Atoin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Atoin unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Atoin

  • Is this Atoin habit forming or addictive?


    Atoin does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Atoin can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Atoin should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Atoin has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

    Yes

Atoin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Atoin


    Using Atoin with some foods may lead to harmful effects. Take your doctor's advice on this.

    Severe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Atoin


    Consumption of alcohol and Atoin together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Atoin

Question over 4 years ago

Can I discontinue Atoin on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

No, You should not discontinue Atoin on your own. It may cause some serious side effects if you suddenly stop taking this medication. You are recommended to consult your doctor before discontinuing this medicine on your own.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Atoin with tramadol?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

No, you should not take Atoin with tramadol since harmful interaction has been reported between them. Tramadol may decrease the seizure threshold in some patient and also decrease the anticonvulsant activity of Atoin. Thus use Atoin with tramadol not recommended, unless until prescribed by your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Atoin cause birth defects (teratogenic)?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Atoin is teratogenic (causes birth defects). As per clinical studies Atoin can cause congenital abnormalities like "fetal hydantoin syndrome" when taken during pregnancy. Generally, It causes mental and physical birth defects. Do not consume it during pregnancy until and unless prescribed by a doctor. 

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Atoin with ibuprofen?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Atoin can be taken with ibuprofen. No harmful interaction has been reported between them. However, it doesn't mean that no interaction exists between them. For precaution always consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Atoin cause weight gain?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

No Atoin does not cause weight gain. However, long-term use of Atoin taken in higher doses can cause weight loss. However, If you feel your weight is fluctuating after taking this medicine then inform the doctor to prevent unwanted weight gain. 



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Dilantin® (Phenytoin Sodium)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 413-415

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