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Phenytoin

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

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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 cardiac arrhythmias when conventional options have failed or afte...

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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...
Updated 10 hours ago.
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side effects of eptoin suspension
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?
Updated 5 days ago.
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hey need to know
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 6 days ago.
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eptoin 300 er
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 17 days ago.
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mylan 1560
one side purle/with mylan 1560 and the other side white with mylan 1560 ## what is it for ## it is a siezure medication, its to control siezure activity ## To be more precise, this is Phenytoin 100mgs Extended Release, a generic for Dilatantin. This is used to help control and prevent epilepsy seizures and it can be used to treat some nerve pain. Phenytoin Capsule Image Click Here ## i take this pill but i gain weight and specialy my breast geting bigger ## I have been taking this for years now and yes it has made me gain weight and i take 4 a day, i have seizures/blackouts only the last 7 years, i wish there was something else i could take insted of these every day. ## i have my regular prescription phenytoin 100 mg, the capsule says mylan 1560, inside this capsule is a long unmarked w...
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mylan 1560 abuse?
Found this pill opened up at our house that was broken into by teens. Is this drug prone to abuse? ## Hello, Sarah! How are you? No, this contains 100mgs of Phenytoin, which is an anticonvulsant. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, mood swings and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Phenytoin Sodium 100 MG Ext Capsules
What are capsule color(s) for AMNEAL vs. color(s) for SUN…thx. ## There are several manufactured by each company and they vary depending on the dosage. Do you have a capsule that you are questioning? If so, can you please post back with the markings on it? That's what would enable me to look it up for you. Learn more Phenytoin details here. ## what color is the phenytoin 100mg capsule
Updated 2 months ago.
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phenytoin side effect
I have taking phenytoin medicine till 1 year and after the use it I have many problem like eye problem, weekness, gastic problem,fast heart beat , memary loss and decrease my confidence level..plz discribe me what I do and what I am taking to decrease its side effect and make me normal.
Updated 2 months ago.
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Epsolin Er 300 Side Effect
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.
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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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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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