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Phenytoin

FDA Approved: July 16, 1975
Pharm Company: ELKINS SINN
Category: Anticonvulsant

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Phenytoin Overview

Phenytoin sodium /fnton/ is an antiepileptic drug. It is useful to treat partial seizures and generalized tonic-clonic seizures but not primary generalized seizures such as absence seizures or myoclonic seizures. Phenytoin is believed to protect against seizures by causing voltage-dependent block of voltage-gated sodium channels.[1] Phenytoin has low affinity for resting sodium channels at hyperpolarized membrane potentials.[2] When neurons are depolarized and the channels transition into the...

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Eptoin 100mg- Its side effect and how to stop using it.
My brother has been taken eptoin 100mg for more than 4 years till date with 2 doses a day and at present he is complaining of backached and pain in the right leg which he cannot move and sometimes he is having breathing problem and weak. He could not sleep every night but slept around 2- 3 Am morning till 11:00 Am,along with eptoin 100mg, the doctor advised him to take Dicorate 500mg and lobazam-0.5 which he is taken regularly. Does these medicines have any side effect, if he stop eptoin what would be the result? please do reply any suggestion. ## Eptoin contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, it most commonly used to help prevent epileptic seizures. Has his doctor expressed any theory as to what is causing the problems he's experiencing? Those are not generally normal side effect...
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phenytoin l p 100mg eptoin
My nephew is suffering from tape worm doctor gave him phenytoin tablet lp 100 mg but he is not able to walk and talk simply. Is this medicine used for removing tape worm?
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This is Rahul Pawar admitted in Sahyadri Hospital ON 26th May 13 to 3RD June 13 for “SEVER TRAUMTIC HEAD INJURY/BILATERAL FRONTAL HAEMORRHAGIC CONTUSI
i was admitted for above mentioned reason in hospital At the time of discharge my nuro surgon prescribe Phenytoin EPTOIN 100mg Tablets. My family Physician is when she see these tablets she told me if I am consuming these tablets then I have some restriction for other medicine. So she requesting to take the list of such medicine which I cannot consume in normal course. Sorry to disturb you but if you can I request you to tell me if such restriction is there and which are those medicines.
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Eptoin 6 tablet
my friend take the eption 6 tablet . what is the side effect. ## Eptoin contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, which is an anticonvulsant, though it is also used to treat a few other medical conditions. Its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, sedation and weight gain. Are there any other questions? There are more details you can learn about Eptoin and its effects here. ## He take the tablet at 9/2/2013 . but right now he is ok . eption are effected in future. or not ???. ## My frnds 4 teblet one time plzz tell me side effect
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Information about epsolin
I got two attackes of seizures. One was about 4 years back and second was just two and half months back. Then I consult it with my DR in Delhi and after a lot tests it's become sure that I have seizures problem and he advised me few kind of medicine which the main is Epsolin ( phenytoin Sodium) 300 mg per night. I was wishing to recover my problems by starting if this peel but after around 4pm till late night I am getting very bad headache, even when I get the Epsolin tablets arround 6-7 pm still it doesn't works and my headache problem is still there until I sleep. Beside the headache Iam felling disgorge and Vomiting. So can you advise me is it the side effect if useing the Epsolin or some other issues it can in increase or decease the dose of Epsolin ? Waiting for your fast resp
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phenytoin ex 100 mg
Can u tell me what phenytoin ex 100mg cap? ## Hello, Joyce! How are you doing? Phenytoin is an anticonvulsant and its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, weight changes, mood swings and horizontal gaze nystagmus. Learn more Phenytoin details here. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Is there any serious side effects of Phenytoin EX 100MG CAP MYLAN
It's a light purple and white capsule that hold a solid white pill inside. The size of the capsule is regular. I take 4 a day, and have been doing that for 11 years. ## At therapeutic doses, phenytoin produces horizontal gaze nystagmus, which is harmless but occasionally tested for by law enforcement as a marker for alcohol intoxication (which can also produce nystagmus). At toxic doses, patients experience sedation, cerebellar ataxia, and ophthalmoparesis, as well as paradoxical seizures. Idiosyncratic side effects of phenytoin, as with other anticonvulsants, include rash and severe allergic reactions. Phenytoin may accumulate in the cerebral cortex over long periods of time, as well as causing atrophy of the cerebellum when administered at chronically high levels. Despite this, th...
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phenytoin 420 - plain white gel capsule with imprint 420 twice, no other markings
My prescription drug was changed from phenytoin with the purple band to phenytoin plain white with the number 420 printed twice on the capsule; I was told it was fine to take same formula and different manufacturer but when I asked if the fillers were the same the pharmacist stumbled and then said it is ok. Since the medicine was changed without my knowledge or permission by somebody (nobody in the Dr.s office knows how this happened) I am wondering about it. Of course I will ask the doctor again ( I spoke to the nurse before) when I see him - he doesn't take phone calls), but I would like to know something before then. ## Well, first no pharmacy is in any way obligated to always provide you with the product manufactured by any particular company that you have been getting. It is co...
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phenytoin sod ext 100 mg casun
PHENYTION SOD EXT 100MG CASUN/ GERNERICK OF DALANTON WHITE CAPSULE/ FOR SEVERE HEAD CONCUSSION / HAVING BAD NECK PAINS,RIGHT SIDE BACK PAIN. STIFFNESS OF THE RIGHT SIDE OF BODY. ## Phenytoin is an anti-epeleptic medication, most commonly used to help prevent seizures, however, many of these drugs have also been shown to help prevent certain types of nerve pain. ## Please tell what Phenytoin sod ext 100 mg casun is used for and what are its side effects? Can you just stop taking this medizine? ## I have been taking daily dosage of 200 mg Phenytoin sod ext(DILANTIN) since year 2000 to control seizures. Over time, can there be an accumulative negative effect from taking this drug. ## Phenytoin level was 27 Doctor said stop for 2 full days. How long before it is back to a normal level Tom #...
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millerspas overdose
I drank about 8 tablets last night. I'm feeling off balance and my mouth and throat remains dry? And I feel drowsy could this be the millerspas? ## Hi Christiaan, Based on my research, Millerspas contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, which is an anti-epileptic medication. Common side effects of Phenytoin may include: dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and loss of coordination. Ref: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682022.html#side-effects Although what you're experiencing is considered common with this medication, I still think it would be wise to contact your doctor as soon as possible, just to play it safe. It seems when it comes to these types of side effects, you can never really know how bad they might become if ever left untreated. I hope this info helps! ## Hi David...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Phenytoin
  • Capsule: 100mg, 100mg extended, 200mg extended, 300mg extended, 30mg, 30mg extended
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 100mg, 200mg, 300mg
  • Injection: 100mg/2ml, 250mg/5ml, 50mg/ml
  • Suspension: 100mg/4ml, 125mg/5ml
  • Tablet, Chewable: 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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