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, 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 used intravenous and by mouth.[1] The intravenous form generally begins working within 30 minutes and is effective for 24 hours...

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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...
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eptoin dose 300 mg
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I got stroke once 3years ago,doctor suggested to start eptoin what to do now??? what are the side effects i m getting ??? by which time i will get ride of this medicine plzzzz guide me
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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 ## i eat garoin tablet in italy wat is the name of garoin tablet plz tell me
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Eptoin 300mg
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In 16th- of Feb. 2011 it was the black day in my life. in this day, my mother had to face head trumatic injury, on left side of head, No-blood. With 5 - 6 mintues she was Unconscious . Next day we went to Neourologist Docoter and CT SCAN was done. CT SCAN was clearly, but Docoter Advice to take 300 mg EPTION dailty for 36 months. I WOULD I LIKE TO KNOWN THAT :- WHAT I SHOULD TO DO NEXT? (2). WHAT IS THE SIDE EFFECT OF TAKING REGULARLY EPTION 300 MG TABLET FOR 3 YEAR. (3). WHEN SHE DOEST TAKE THIS EPION RUGLARLY AFTER NEXT DAY SHE FELL DIZZINGNESS AND VOMITTING. WHAT I SHOULD DO NEXT.? ## Eptoin contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, it is an anticonvulsant medication and convulsions can occur after traumatic head injury, so she should follow her doctor's instructions for taking i...
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Drug info for 'Epsolin er 300'
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Epsolin er 300 Phenytoin sodium e-r capsules Need to know when this is prescribed, the side-effects and any other significant info. Thanks! ## Phenytoin is commonly used as an anti-epileptic drug, to help prevent the associated seizures. It has also been used to treat some forms of neuralgia and arrhythmias. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, nystagmus and sedation. You can read more on it here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## for what purpose use EPSOLIN ER 300MG ## I AM USING THIS MEDICINE FOR THE LAST ABOUT 2 YRS ALONG WITH MEDICINES FOR HYPERTENSTION AND FOR THYROID. WHAT IS THE SIDE EFFECTS IF USED ALL TOGETHER CONTINIOUSLY? ## I am taking Espolin300ER about 6 years after brain tumor operation. Please inform me about side effect of aforesaid medicin...
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phenytoin 420 - plain white gel capsule with imprint 420 twice, no other markings
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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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What Does Sod Mean On A Prescription
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What does the sod stand for on phenytoin sod ext its a 100 mg purple and white capsule ## Why is it becoming more difficult to find xanax on The streets? ## What does SOD DR EC mean on the Diclofenac bottle? ## The SOD stands for Sodium, it designates the specific chemical salt that the medication is derived from, that's why some list sodium, some list hydrochloride and etc. As to the DR on a prescription, just like XR, SR, ER and quite a few others, it designates that medication as being time released. As to the EC, from what I've found, it's used similar to ES, DS and etc. to designate that as being an extra strength dosage, rather than the standard prescribed amount. Are there any other questions or comments? ## My perscription bottle says. Metformin 500mg Tab.**RDS WHAT ...
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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: (42 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 49999-574 Dph Sodium 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50268-660 Dph Sodium 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Avpak
  • 51079-129 Dph 50 mg Chewable Tablet by Mylan Institutional Inc.
  • 51079-905 Dph Sodium 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Mylan Institutional Inc.
  • 51672-4069 Phenytoin 125 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.a., Inc.
  • 51672-4111 Dph Sodium 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.a., Inc.
  • 51672-4146 Phenytoin 50 g/1 Oral Tablet, Chewable by Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.a., Inc
  • 52125-160 Dph Sodium 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 52125-685 Dph Sodium 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
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