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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Phenytoin Overview

Phenytoin, sold under the brand name Dilantin among others,[1] is an anti-seizure medication. It is useful for the prevention of tonic-clonic seizures, partial seizures, but not absence seizures. The intravenous form is used for status epilepticus that does not improve with benzodiazepines. It may also be used for certain heart arrhythmias or neuropathic pain. It can be taken intravenously or by mouth.[2] The intravenous form generally begins working within 30 minutes and is effective for 24 ...

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Eptoin 100mg- Its side effect and how to stop using it.
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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...
Updated 1 month ago.
Is there any serious side effects of Phenytoin EX 100MG CAP MYLAN
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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...
Updated 1 month ago.
Dr. has advised EPTOIN 100mg. please give details of any side effect of this drug..
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I was under treatment of after Brain stroke. it has 3 and 15 days passed. I have been advised for the drug EPTOIN for headache which is regular complain after the stroke. I want to know side effect of the drug. ## Eptoin contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, commonly used to treat epilepsy. Side effects can include: nausea, drowsiness, sedation and gaze nystagmus. Read more here: Do you have any other questions? ## I had hit on my head 6 month back and got head ache. Doctor advised to take Eptoin 100mg/day.I took this tablet three days after that head gone and didn't take this medicine. After 4 month i got severe head ache, have taken hand ache medicine but no relief. After that i took Eptoin again, full relief from head ache on next day. if i didn't take eptoin one single n...
Updated 1 month ago.
Zen Retard 200mg,eptoin
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sir,my mother is taking medicine zen retard 200mg from 7 years,now also she suffers from uncouncius..then doctor changed the medicin and given medicine as eptoin 100 ,i.e one in morning and two in evening...nw she feels her legs very painless,,plz guide me wat to do... ## Has she talked to the doctor about the problem? Eptoin contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, it is an antiseizure medication. It isn't know to cause pain, as a side effect, but it is impossible to say the effect that any given medication will have on any given person. So, she should really consult her doctor to discover what is causing her problem and get proper treatment. Learn more: ## SIR,doctor gave zen retard - 200 to my mom... my mom had a tumor in brain on left side... by gamma knife treatement the tumor...
Updated 3 months ago.
Epsolin Er 300 Side Effect
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Want to know the side effect for the above medicine ## ne of my friend met and accident and the damage was on head. He treated with 15 stiches in the backside of head. Doctor suggested him EPSOLIN - Zydus - daily three tablets. What side effect it can have and this medicine is used for what ? Thanks. ## Epsolin ER contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, this is an anticonvulsant, which can also be used as a mood stabilizer. In this case, it is highly likely that the doctor was worried about your friends head injury possibly causing convulsions/seizures. There are some types of head injuries that are well know for doing this, so the doctor has probably given it to him as a preventative measure. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, horizontal gaze nystagmus and rash. Mor...
Updated 3 months ago.
eptoin 300 er
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What are the side effects of Eptoin 300 ER ? My Sister was advised to take this in stead of 3 regular Eptoin 100 Mg. Is there any additional advantage ? ## Eptoin contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, it is an anti-epileptic, used to help prevent seizures. The side effect profile does not change when a dosage is altered, however, taking more at once or raising the dosage may cause them to be more severe for a few weeks, until her body adjusts to the medication. These may include: nausea, drowsiness, mild skin rash, itching and insomnia. The advantage to taking the 300mg ER tablet is that it is a time released formulation, so it is specially formulated to work for the entire day, so she gets the control she needs, without having to remember to take multiple pills each day. Are there ...
Updated 6 months ago.
Can Eptoin 100mg Have Side Effect Of Causing Blisters On The Feet
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MY FATHER WAS RECENTLY ADVISED EPTOIN TABLET 100MG THRICE A DAY AS HE HAD SUFFERED SEIZURE BUT THANKS TO TIMELY MEDICAL HELP THEY PREVENTED ANY MAJOR ISSUES..HE WAS ADMITTED FOR 8 DAYS AND IS NOW BACK HOME.SINCE YESTERDAY HE HAS GOT BLISTERS ON HIS FEET,COULD IT BE BECAUSE OF EPTOIN....ALSO DOES EPTOIN HAVE ANY SIDE EFECTS....PLRASE GUIDE..THANKS ## my son had been taken eptoin last 3 years. Now his doctor advised us to stop the medicine . We want to know that Is eptoin 100mg has a side effects ? his age is just 7 years .So please tell me . ## Gini, there is a possibility that could be a reaction to the Phenytoin in Eptoin, but it's hard to say, since there's just limited information in your post. He really should consult his doctor to get to the root of the problem. Learn more ...
Updated 7 months ago.
phenytoin I.P 100mg eptoin
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My brother has tapeworm in his brain and prescribed for phenytoin eption is it right medicine?? Now a days he is felling nervous and lost his confidence to go outside alone or do something ## Hello, Boniya! How is your brother doing? This medication is used to prevent seizures. The FDA lists its typical side effects as including nausea, dizziness, mood swings, irritability and weight gain, which explains his symptoms. Did they prescribe something to kill the tape worm? ## hello Verwon, thank you so much for your reply.. as you said Phenytoin is to prevent seizures , my brother has been prescribe with this medicine only . do you mean Phenytoin is not for killing tape worm?? what should i do now?? please suggest me something.. i would be really appricate.. many thanks
Updated 8 months ago.
Tablet Eption
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side effects for eption tablets. Been prescribe for three months after PV shunt operation. ## Eptoin contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, it's an anticonvulsant that's used to help prevent seizures and that is a normal concern after such surgery. There are more details you can learn about Eptoin and its side effects here, but they may include nausea, dizziness, headache and weight gain. Are there any other questions I can help with? ## eption 100mg tablet eat a side effects reasons
Updated 8 months ago.
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side effects ## I AM ON EPTOIN 100 3 TIMES A DAY FOR THE LAST 5 MONTH AFTER I HAD A SCAR SEIZURE. NOWADAYS I EXPERIENCE BURNING SENSATION IN MY LEFT CHEEK AND LEFT HAND DURING AFTERNOON. IT VANISHES IN THE EVENING. WHAT COULD THIS BE ? ## can smoking and drinking is possible, when in the phase cosuming eptoin ## 454+94146546 ## I m epilepcy patient since three year i m taking eption 100mg last two year, i have not adviced docterlast one year. is it taking this medice causes any side effect. ## hi, i m 21 now. i m taking eptoin 100 now. at age of 13,i had a non severe epiliptic attack so i was admitted to nearest hospital.where doctor suggested to take PHENYTOIN (PFIZER) thrice a day , 3 years. i did the that course.After stopping medicine, 2 months later again it was same problem, so no...
Updated 9 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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.

NDC Database Records for Phenytoin: (66 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0071-0007 Dilantin 50 mg Chewable Tablet by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-2214 Dilantin-125 125 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0378-1560 Dph Sodium 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-3850 Dph 50 mg Chewable Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0409-1317 Phenytoin Sodium 50 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0409-1844 Phenytoin Sodium 50 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0472-5002 Phenytoin 125 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Actavis Mid Atlantic LLC
  • 0615-1343 Dph Sodium 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-7764 Phenytoin 50 mg Oral Tablet, Chewable by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-8020 Phenytoin Sodium 100 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0641-0493 Phenytoin Sodium 50 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp.
  • 0641-2555 Phenytoin Sodium 50 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp.
  • 0641-6138 Phenytoin Sodium 50 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp.
  • 0641-6139 Phenytoin Sodium 50 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp.
  • 0832-0620 Phenytoin Sodium 100 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 16590-815 Dph Sodium 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 17856-0067 Phenytoin 125 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Atlantic Biologicals Corps
  • 17856-4069 Phenytoin 125 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Atlantic Biologicals Corps
  • 21695-167 Dph Sodium 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 39822-4050 Phenytoin Sodium 50 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection, Solution by X-gen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 46 more results ...

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