Eptoin Tablet (120)

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    Eptoin Tablet (120) Information

    Eptoin Tablet (120), a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Seizures are some of its major therapeutic uses. Other than this, Eptoin Tablet (120) has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

    The correct dosage of Eptoin Tablet (120) depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. 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 side effects typically associated with Eptoin Tablet (120) include Double Vision. Some other side effects of Eptoin Tablet (120) have been listed ahead. These side effects of Eptoin Tablet (120) are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    In addition, Eptoin Tablet (120)'s effect is Severe during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Eptoin Tablet (120)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Eptoin Tablet (120) is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Eptoin Tablet (120) contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Drug interactions for Eptoin Tablet (120) have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

    You should also be aware that Eptoin Tablet (120) is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



    Eptoin Tablet (120) Benefits & Uses

    Eptoin Tablet (120) is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Eptoin Tablet (120) 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 Tablet (120) Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Eptoin Tablet (120) 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 Tablet (120) 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 Tablet (120) on the Kidneys?


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

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Eptoin Tablet (120) on the Liver?


      Eptoin is rarely harmful for the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Eptoin Tablet (120) on the Heart?


      Side effects of Eptoin rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Eptoin Tablet (120) Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Eptoin Tablet (120) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Eptoin Tablet (120)

    • Is this Eptoin Tablet (120) habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Eptoin Tablet (120) 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 Tablet (120) can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Eptoin Tablet (120) 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 Tablet (120) can treat mental disorders.

      Yes

    Eptoin Tablet (120) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Eptoin Tablet (120)


      Taking Eptoin Tablet (120) with food can show serious side effects. Consult the doctor to avoid this.

      Severe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Eptoin Tablet (120)


      Consuming Eptoin Tablet (120) with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Eptoin Tablet (120)

    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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