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

Phenytoin Overview

Phenytoin /fnton/ is a hydantoin-derivative anticonvulsant drug used primarily in the management of complex partial seizures and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Phenytoin is also used to prevent seizures following neurosurgery. Phenytoin is believed to protect against seizures by causing voltage-dependent block of voltage gated sodium channels.[1] Additionally, phenytoin is a class 1b antiarrhythmic that can be used to treat abnormal heart rhythms when conventional options have failed or a...

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phenytoin ex cap 100mg side effects
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I have been taking phenytoin for 15 years for seizures due to abnormal vessel between speech and memory part of my brain. I fill my meds at Wal-Mart. Here lately they switched me to phenytoin made by a different company and it has me all messed up.I was taking a brand made by a company AMN. Now they switched to a company called Mylan. I am tired of this.Once they gave me phenytoin that was orange color. Talk about being on edge, I was. What is the difference in one company and the other? Now I feel like I am going to have a seizure. I feel totally different.I am scared and don't like feeling weird. ## Hello, Francis! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. There can be slight fluctuations between one generic medication and another, they are allowed to di...
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effect of eptoin 100mg at one time
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if any one eat 49 tablets of eptoin in a single time due to any mental stress than what will happen ?? ## Eptoin contains the active ingredient Phenytoin and anti-epileptic medication. If you take that many at once you run several risks, including: liver damage, kidney damage, overdose and death. Do you know someone that has done this? ## yes my cousin did this a few weeks ago and amazing fact is that nothing serious effect is seen in her till now ## I truly hope she suffers no serious and permanent ill effects. It is a fact, however, that organ damage and some other effects may no manifest themselves, until awhile after the fact. Please post back and let us know how she is doing! ## actually after taking the medicine she took a meal only 1 time for a week at that time she looked very w...
Updated 15 days 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 17 days ago.
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 2 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 4 months ago.
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tablet ## For what treatment this tablet is prescribed and what are its side effects and effects due to over dosage ## This is commonly used to prevent seizures for Epileptics, it contains Phenytoin and Phenobarbital. ## IS IT SAFE TO USE GADINAL 60MG A DAY ALONG WITH GAROIN 2 TABLETS PER DAY ## IS IT THE SAFE DOSE 1 GADINAL 60MG/DAY ALONG WITH 2 TABLETS OF GAROIN/DAY ## Dear sir\madam. Iam eat in6years garoin tablet .present I work in Singapore .tablet not given So plz send tablet
Updated 5 months ago.
phenytoin ex cap 100 mg bright orange capsule writing on taro phn
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This generic was given to me when I refilled my RX that had been Mylan 1560 white/lavender capsule. I haven't felt good, blahs, no energy, headache which I finally realized it started around the time I started taking the above medication. ## Hello, Deanna! How are you? I'm sorry about the way you're feeling. There can be slight fluctuations from one generic to another, so this one may have a slightly lower or higher dosage than the prior one. The difference is usually insignificant and your body will usually adjust in about a week or so. Have things improve at all, yet? How are you feeling?
Updated 6 months ago.
side effects of eptoin suspension
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My daughter is one years old and had minor convultion. Our doctor suggested to give eptoin suspension for two years. I want to know the side effects of this medicine. ## My son is 13 months old and had a convultion which lasted for 90- 100 mins. The doctor has prescribed eption suspension for him. I would like to know the side affect of the same and is it safe for small babies. ## Eptoin contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, it is frequently used to control seizures in children. Its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, weight changes and hypotension. I sincerely hope that both of your children are doing well. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## weight changes can be seen on days to come my daughter is 1.5 yrs old now. seizure happened 07 months back. what about hypo...
Updated 7 months ago.
hey need to know
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hi, im a female of 23yrs old, im taking eptoin 100mg twice a day one tablet in morning and 2 doses at night,i will be married by september2014, can i take eptoin100mg during my pregnancy time? im taking eptoin100mg from 2007. ## Hi Kutti, Eption (Phenytoin) falls in pregnancy category D here in the USA, which indicates "Positive evidence of risk". So it is advisable to work closely with your doctor during the pregnancy to ensure your child's health. They may decide that the benefits of your medication outweigh the risks, but that is ultimately for you and them to decide since they are going to be familiar with your full medical history. I hope this helps and wish you good health!
Updated 7 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 8 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.

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