Phenytal 50 Tablet

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    Phenytal 50 Tablet Information

    Phenytal 50 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Epilepsy, Seizures. Secondary and off-label uses of Phenytal 50 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Phenytal 50 Tablet. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    The side effects typically associated with Phenytal 50 Tablet include Vertigo, Double Vision. While these are the most often observed Phenytal 50 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Phenytal 50 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    It is also important to note that Phenytal 50 Tablet has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Phenytal 50 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Phenytal 50 Tablet related warnings section.

    Phenytal 50 Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate), Respiratory Depression, Liver Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Phenytal 50 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Besides this, Phenytal 50 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    In addition to the above precautions for Phenytal 50 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



    Phenytal 50 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Phenytal 50 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Phenytal 50 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 50 Tablet Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Phenytal 50 Tablet is used -

    Severe

    • Drowsiness
    • Nervousness
    • Unusual facial expression
    • Unsteadiness

    Moderate

    Mild

    Common

    Phenytal 50 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Phenytal 50 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 50 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 50 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Phenytal rarely affects the kidneys.

    • What is the effect of Phenytal 50 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 50 Tablet on the Heart?


      Phenytal is rarely harmful for the heart.



    Severe Interaction of Phenytal 50 Tablet with Other Drugs

    Phenytal 50 Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate

    Mild



    Phenytal 50 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Phenytal 50 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Phenytal 50 Tablet

    • Is this Phenytal 50 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Phenytal 50 Tablet has not been reported.

    Phenytal 50 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Phenytal 50 Tablet


      Taking Phenytal 50 Tablet with food can show serious side effects. Consult the doctor to avoid this.

    • Interaction between Alcohol and Phenytal 50 Tablet


      Taking alcohol with Phenytal 50 Tablet can be dangerous.



    Frequently asked Questions about Phenytal 50 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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