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Epitan

Epitan Information

Epitan Benefits & Uses

Epitan is used to treat the following -

  1. Epilepsy Primary
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Insomnia

Epitan 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.

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Ingredients of Epitan

Phenobarbital

Epitan Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Epitan is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Skin Rash Moderate
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Diarrhoea
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  6. Depression Moderate
  7. Constipation Moderate
  8. Photosensitivity
  9. Bronchospasm
  10. Angioedema Moderate

Epitan Related Warnings

Is the use of Epitan safe for pregnant women?

Epitan may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Epitan again without your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Epitan safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Epitan. It should not be taken only under medical supervision.

Severe

What is the effect of Epitan on the Kidneys?

Epitan may have mild side effects on the [Organ]. Most people will never see any effect on the [Organ].

Mild

What is the effect of Epitan on the Liver?

Epitan may have mild side effects on the [Organ]. Most people will never see any effect on the [Organ].

Mild

What is the effect of Epitan on the Heart?

Side effects of Epitan rarely affect the [Organ].

Mild

Severe Interaction of Epitan with Other Drugs

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

Epitan Contraindications

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

  1. Allergy
  2. Depression
  3. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
  4. Respiratory Depression
  5. Liver Disease
  6. Porphyria
  7. Heart Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Epitan

Is this Epitan habit forming or addictive?

Yes, Epitan may be habit forming. It is essential that you take [medicine] only on doctor's instructions.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Epitan. So it is best to avoid driving.

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Is it safe?

" Yes, Epitan it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, taking Epitan can treat mental disorders.

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Epitan Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Epitan

Taking Epitan with food does not harm your health.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Epitan

Taking Epitan with alcohol can have severe harmful effects on your health.

Severe

Epitan से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 7 months पहले

Does Epitan help with pain?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD, Pulmonology

No, Epitan does not help with pain because it is not a painkiller. It is a sedative & hypnotic agent which helps in inducing sleep and is used for the treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness).

सवाल 9 months पहले

Can Epitan cause liver damage?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS, General Physician

Rarely, Epitan causes liver damage (hepatotoxicity) if this drug is taken in higher doses. This effect is reversible in nature and the normal function of the liver is restored after discontinuation of this drug.

सवाल 11 months पहले

Can I take Epitan without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS, Pediatrics

No, Epitan is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this drug without a doctor's recommendation.

सवाल about 2 months पहले

Can I take Epitan and xanax together?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS, General Physician

No, Epitan should not be taken along with Xanax (alprazolam). Taking these drugs together is more likely to increase the side effects of both of these medicines such as increased sedation (drowsiness). Hence, you are advised to avoid taking them together.

सवाल 12 months पहले

Can I discontinue Epitan on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS, Other

No, Epitan should not be discontinued without doctors advice because sudden discontinuation of this drug can cause withdrawal symptoms. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

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Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
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B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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References

  1. KD Tripathi. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Eighth Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2019