Phenytal 30 Tablet

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    Phenytal 30 Tablet Information

    Phenytal 30 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Epilepsy, Seizures. Other than this, Phenytal 30 Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

    The optimal dosage of Phenytal 30 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    Phenytal 30 Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Vertigo, Double Vision. While these are the most often observed Phenytal 30 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Phenytal 30 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    In addition, Phenytal 30 Tablet's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Phenytal 30 Tablet related warnings talks about Phenytal 30 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Phenytal 30 Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Phenytal 30 Tablet in conditions like Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate), Respiratory Depression, Liver Disease. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Phenytal 30 Tablet contraindications section.

    Besides this, Phenytal 30 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

    In addition to the above precautions for Phenytal 30 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



    Phenytal 30 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Phenytal 30 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Phenytal 30 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


    Phenytal 30 Tablet Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Phenytal 30 Tablet is used -

    Severe

    • Drowsiness
    • Nervousness
    • Unusual facial expression
    • Unsteadiness

    Moderate

    Mild

    Common

    Phenytal 30 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Phenytal 30 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


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

    • Is the use of Phenytal 30 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


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

    • What is the effect of Phenytal 30 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Phenytal rarely affects the kidneys.

    • What is the effect of Phenytal 30 Tablet on the Liver?


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

    • What is the effect of Phenytal 30 Tablet on the Heart?


      Phenytal is rarely harmful for the heart.



    Severe Interaction of Phenytal 30 Tablet with Other Drugs

    Phenytal 30 Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate

    Mild



    Phenytal 30 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Phenytal 30 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Phenytal 30 Tablet

    • Is this Phenytal 30 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Phenytal 30 Tablet has not been reported.

    Phenytal 30 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Phenytal 30 Tablet


      Taking Phenytal 30 Tablet with food can show serious side effects. Consult the doctor to avoid this.

    • Interaction between Alcohol and Phenytal 30 Tablet


      Taking alcohol with Phenytal 30 Tablet can be dangerous.



    Frequently asked Questions about Phenytal 30 Tablet

    Question about 3 years ago

    Can I take clonazepam and Phenytal together?

    Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

    No, Phenytal should not be taken with clonazepam. Taking these drugs together is more likely to increases the sedative (drowsiness) effect. Hence, you are advised to avoid taking them together.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Is Phenytal addictive?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Long-term use of Phenytal might result in psychological and physiological dependence (addiction). Hence its long-term use should be avoided.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Phenytal cause liver damage?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    Rarely, Phenytal causes liver damage (hepatotoxicity) if this drug is taken in higher doses. This effect is reversible in nature and the normal function of the liver is restored after discontinuation of this drug.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Does Phenytal help with pain?

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

    No, Phenytal does not help with pain because it is not a painkiller. It is a sedative & hypnotic agent which helps in inducing sleep and is used for the treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness).

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Phenytal help with alcohol withdrawal?

    Dr. Prakash kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Phenytal might help with severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Scientific evidence suggests that Phenytal in combination with other drugs (benzodiazepines) might help with severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Since it is a prescription drug, you are advised not to take Phenytal by yourself without consulting a doctor.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 85-87

    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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