Epsolin 300 Tablet

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  • Contains / Salt: Phenytoin (300 mg)
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    • Country of Origin: India
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    Epsolin 300 Tablet Information

    Epsolin 300 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Seizures are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Epsolin 300 Tablet have also been explained below.

    The correct dosage of Epsolin 300 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    Common side effects of Epsolin 300 Tablet include Double Vision. Some other side effects of Epsolin 300 Tablet have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Epsolin 300 Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    Epsolin 300 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Moderate while nursing. It is important to know if Epsolin 300 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Epsolin 300 Tablet related warnings section.

    Epsolin 300 Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Epsolin 300 Tablet in conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease. Some other conditions that can be affected by Epsolin 300 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Additionally, Epsolin 300 Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

    In addition to the above precautions for Epsolin 300 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



    Epsolin 300 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Epsolin 300 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Epsolin 300 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

    Epsolin 300 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Epsolin 300 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Epsolin can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Epsolin 300 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Epsolin. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Epsolin 300 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Epsolin rarely affects the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Epsolin 300 Tablet on the Liver?


      Very few cases of side effects of Epsolin on the liver have been reported.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Epsolin 300 Tablet on the Heart?


      Epsolin may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

      Mild


    Epsolin 300 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Epsolin 300 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Epsolin 300 Tablet

    • Is this Epsolin 300 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Epsolin 300 Tablet does not cause addiction.

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


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Epsolin 300 Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Epsolin 300 Tablet only as per medical advice.

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


      Epsolin 300 Tablet has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Epsolin 300 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Epsolin 300 Tablet


      Taking Epsolin 300 Tablet with food can show serious side effects. Consult the doctor to avoid this.

      Severe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Epsolin 300 Tablet


      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Epsolin 300 Tablet as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Epsolin 300 Tablet

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I take Epsolin without consulting a doctor?

    Epsolin is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful if taken without your doctor's advice.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Epsolin cause memory loss?

    Dr. Chirag Bhingradiya MBBS , Pediatrics

    Yes, Epsolin 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 Epsolin cause birth defects (teratogenic)?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Epsolin is teratogenic (causes birth defects). As per clinical studies Epsolin 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 Epsolin cause suicidal and self-inflicting thoughts?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Epsolin has been reported to cause suicidal, self-inflicting and distorted thoughts. If you are experiencing disorientation and life-threatening thoughts after taking this drug, consult your doctor immediately without any further delay.

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Epsolin?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Epsolin is a brand name of phenytoin. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medications known as anti-epileptic drugs. This medicine is also called an anticonvulsant and it is given in the treatment of seizures. It is used to prevent and control tonic-clonic seizures and partial seizures. However, this drug does not treat all types of seizures hence you should consult a doctor to confirm if this drug is appropriate for you. 



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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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