Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10)

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Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) Information

Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10), a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Seizures are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) have also been explained below.

The correct dosage of Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The most common side effects of Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) are Double Vision. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10)'s effect is Severe during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. In addition, Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease must refrain from the use of Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) contraindications section.

Drug reaction of Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10), it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) Benefits & Uses

Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) 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 300 ER Tablet (10) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) 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 300 ER Tablet (10) 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 300 ER Tablet (10) on the Kidneys?


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

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) on the Liver?


    Eptoin is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) on the Heart?


    Side effects of Eptoin rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10)

  • Is this Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) 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 300 ER Tablet (10) can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) 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 300 ER Tablet (10) can treat mental disorders.

    Yes

Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10)


    Taking Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) with food can show serious side effects. Consult the doctor to avoid this.

    Severe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10)


    Consuming Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10) with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Eptoin 300 ER Tablet (10)

Question almost 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 about 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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