Epsod 50 Tablet

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Epsod 50 Tablet Information

Epsod 50 Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Seizures. Other than this, Epsod 50 Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Epsod 50 Tablet. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The side effects typically associated with Epsod 50 Tablet include Double Vision. While these are the most often observed Epsod 50 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Epsod 50 Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Epsod 50 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Moderate while nursing. Warnings related to Epsod 50 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Epsod 50 Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Epsod 50 Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Epsod 50 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Epsod 50 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Epsod 50 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Epsod 50 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Epsod 50 Tablet 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

Epsod 50 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Epsod 50 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Epsod shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Epsod 50 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Epsod can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Epsod 50 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Epsod may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Epsod 50 Tablet on the Liver?


    Side effects of Epsod rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Epsod 50 Tablet on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Epsod on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Epsod 50 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Epsod 50 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Epsod 50 Tablet

  • Is this Epsod 50 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Epsod 50 Tablet is not addictive in nature.

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


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Epsod 50 Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Epsod 50 Tablet is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

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


    Yes, in many cases, taking Epsod 50 Tablet can help with mental disorders.

    Yes

Epsod 50 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Epsod 50 Tablet


    Taking Epsod 50 Tablet with food can show serious side effects. Consult the doctor to avoid this.

    Severe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Epsod 50 Tablet


    Consumption of alcohol and Epsod 50 Tablet together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Epsod 50 Tablet

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Epsod with ibuprofen?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Epsod 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 about 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Epsod?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Epsod can be safely taken for a long time as prescribed by your doctor. Do not discontinue the treatment suddenly or take it longer than prescribed duration.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Epsod cause memory loss?

Dr. Chirag Bhingradiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Yes, Epsod can cause memory loss. All drugs that suppress signaling in the central nervous system (CNS) can cause memory loss. If you experience memory loss after taking this medicine, please consult your doctor immediately and follow his/her instructions.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Epsod cause birth defects (teratogenic)?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Epsod is teratogenic (causes birth defects). As per clinical studies Epsod 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 about 5 years ago

How to use Epsod?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

Epsod can be taken with or without food. Preferably given 2 to 3 times in a day. It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, and confusion. You shouldn't drive or operate heavy machinery while taking this medicine. However, take it exactly as your doctor has recommended you to take it. 



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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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