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    Eptoin Information

    Eptoin is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet, Injection, Suspension. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Seizures. Other than this, Eptoin has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Eptoin. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Eptoin are Double Vision. Some other side effects of Eptoin have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Eptoin normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

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

    Eptoin is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease, Kidney Disease are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Eptoin contraindications section.

    Besides this, Eptoin may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

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



    Eptoin Benefits & Uses

    Eptoin is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Eptoin 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

    Eptoin Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Eptoin safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Eptoin. If you are pregnant, do not take Eptoin without a doctor's advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Eptoin safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Eptoin. Immediately discontinue Eptoin 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 Eptoin on the Kidneys?


      Very few cases of side effects of Eptoin on kidney have been reported.

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


      Eptoin is rarely harmful for the liver.

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


      Side effects of Eptoin rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Eptoin with Other Drugs

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

    Moderate



    Eptoin Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Eptoin

    • Is this Eptoin habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Eptoin has not been reported.

      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 Eptoin can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Eptoin should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


      Yes, taking Eptoin can treat mental disorders.

      Yes

    Eptoin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Eptoin


      Taking Eptoin with food can show serious side effects. Consult the doctor to avoid this.

      Severe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Eptoin


      Consuming Eptoin with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Eptoin

    Question about 5 years ago

    When should I take Eptoin?

    Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

    Eptoin should be taken at around the same time every day. Follow doctors instructions and take it exactly as directed. Do not exceed the recommended dose and duration.

    Question over 5 years ago

    How to use Eptoin?

    Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

    Eptoin 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. 

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can I take Eptoin with Paracetamol?

    Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

    Avoid taking Eptoin with paracetamol since this reduces the effectiveness of paracetamol. This happens because taking these medicines together increases the metabolism of paracetamol, which in turn reduces its bioavailability (the proportion of a drug substance which enters the circulation). Further, it may also increase the concentration of paracetamol in the blood which can cause liver damage. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines at the same time.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Eptoin cause weight gain?

    Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

    No Eptoin does not cause weight gain. However, long-term use of Eptoin 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. 

    Question over 5 years ago

    Can Eptoin cause suicidal and self-inflicting thoughts?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Eptoin 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.



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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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