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Phenykem Suspension Information

Phenykem Suspension, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Suspension. It is typically used for the treatment of Seizures. The alternative uses of Phenykem Suspension have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Phenykem Suspension depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Common side effects of Phenykem Suspension include Double Vision. Some other side effects of Phenykem Suspension have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Phenykem Suspension 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.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Phenykem Suspension is Severe for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Phenykem Suspension's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Phenykem Suspension related warnings section.

Phenykem Suspension is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Phenykem Suspension are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Phenykem Suspension may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Phenykem Suspension is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Phenykem Suspension Benefits & Uses

Phenykem Suspension is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Phenykem Suspension 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: 5 ml
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Neonates (0 to 1 month)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Phenykem Suspension Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Phenykem Suspension safe for pregnant women?


    Phenykem 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 Phenykem Suspension safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Phenykem. If you see any side effects, stop taking Phenykem immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Phenykem again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Phenykem Suspension on the Kidneys?


    Phenykem has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Phenykem Suspension on the Liver?


    Phenykem may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Phenykem Suspension on the Heart?


    Side effects of Phenykem rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Phenykem Suspension Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Phenykem Suspension

  • Is this Phenykem Suspension habit forming or addictive?


    Phenykem Suspension 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 Phenykem Suspension. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Phenykem Suspension is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


    Yes, taking Phenykem Suspension can treat mental disorders.

    Yes

Phenykem Suspension Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Phenykem Suspension


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

    Severe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Phenykem Suspension


    Consumption of alcohol and Phenykem Suspension together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Phenykem Suspension

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Phenykem with ibuprofen?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Phenykem 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

Does Phenykem interfere with birth control pills?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Yes, Phenykem can interfere with birth control pills, because it decreases the effectiveness of the oral contraceptive pill which can alter contraception. Keep your doctor informed before taking them together. Try other methods of contraception such as condoms or barrier methods to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Phenykem cause stomach upset?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Yes, [medicine] can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of this drug. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing severe stomach upset after taking this medicine.

Question over 5 years ago

Is Phenykem safe?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Phenykem is safe to use if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects have been observed such as drowsiness, dizziness, tremors, slurred speech, confusion, and nervousness. On experiencing any of the above-mentioned side effects while taking Phenykem inform your doctor immediately. 

Question over 5 years ago

What is Phenykem?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Phenykem 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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