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Eptoin Tablet (Phenytoin)

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Eptoin Tablet (Phenytoin) is a prescription medication utilized to treat and prevent epilepsy, a condition characterized by seizures. This medicine functions by reducing the abnormal and excessive activity of nerve cells in the brain, thereby controlling seizures. It is also referred to as Dilantin.

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Introductions of Eptoin (Phenytoin)

Phenytoin is an anti-convulsant drug, also called an anti-epileptic drug. It slows down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Hence, it is prescribed for controlling seizures. However, it does not treat all types of seizures. Your doctor will decide if it is the right drug for your seizure condition. Phenytoin is sold under various trade names, some of which are Dilantin and Eptoin (Abbott Pharmaceuticals). Phenytoin belongs to a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It acts by slowing down the abnormal electrical activity of the brain that causes seizures.

Uses of Eptoin (Phenytoin)

Phenytoin is used to control seizures (fits) in epilepsy patients. It is also used to prevent and treat seizures (fits) in patients who are having surgery on the brain or nervous system.

Phenytoin usage may lead to suicidal thoughts. This side effect may require you to undergo regular follow-up checks by your doctor. You must notify your doctor about any new or deteriorating symptoms like mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, suicidal or self-hurting thoughts, increased agitation, hostility, restlessness, and hyperactivity (mentally or physically). Your family member and caregivers if any must be on alert for these conditions.

Phenytoin is an FDA pregnancy category D drug. This medication has the potential to harm an unborn baby if taken while pregnant. However, seizure control during pregnancy is very important as a seizure can harm your unborn child greatly. The potential benefits of Phenytoin may warrant the use of this drug in pregnant women in spite of its potential risk. Do not take this medication without the advice of your doctor. Phenytoin can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Talk to your doctor about this and do not take this medication without proper medical advice if you are nursing a baby.

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Before taking Phenytoin

  • To ensure that Phenytoin anti-convulsant medication (Dilantin, Eptoin) is safe for you, notify your doctor in advance before he or she prescribes you this medication about any of your pre-existing conditions like lupus, liver disease, diabetes, deficiency of vitamin D, or other factors that cause bone mass loss, porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system). Also, tell your doctor if your intake of alcohol is very high.
  • People of Asian origin or ancestry may be at a higher risk of developing a rare but serious skin reaction to Phenytoin due to which those patients may be required a blood test before starting a Phenytoin course to determine the risk of skin reaction.
  • How should I take Phenytoin?
  • Take Phenytoin anti-convulsant medication (Dilantin, Eptoin) strictly according to your doctor's direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer to the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication.
  • Avoid crushing, breaking, or chewing a Phenytoin extended-release tablet as doing so may lead to too much of the drug being released in the body at one time. Instead swallow it whole. Do not discontinue the usage of Phenytoin abruptly without a doctor's advice if you no longer have seizures as doing so may worsen your condition with increased seizures. Always store Phenytoin in a cool and dry place.

Side effects of Eptoin (Phenytoin)

  • Some of the common side effects of Phenytoin (Dilantin, Eptoin) are headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, speech troubles, or nervousness. If any of these side effects deteriorate or persist for a long time, you must seek immediate medical attention. Phenytoin may also cause swelling and bleeding of the gum. Massage your gums, and brush and floss your teeth properly while taking this medication.
  • Phenytoin usage may lead to suicidal thoughts. This side effect may require you to undergo regular follow-up checks by your doctor. You must notify your doctor about any new or deteriorating symptoms like mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, suicidal or self-hurting thoughts, increased agitation, hostility, restlessness, and hyperactivity (mentally or physically).
  • The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to
  • Phenytoin. If you get any serious side effects due to Phenytoin, contact your doctor right away.

Precautions of Eptoin (Phenytoin)

  • Do not take phenytoin if you are allergic to phenytoin or any of its other ingredients.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after taking phenytoin as it may cause drowsiness.
  • Do not stop the medication even if you feel fine, until you are checked by the doctor and told to do so.
  • Do not take phenytoin if you have an addiction to alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Avoid using phenytoin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant. Do not take phenytoin if you have a history of liver disease; vitamin D deficiency or diabetes; mental depression or are having suicidal

Interactions with Eptoin (Phenytoin)

These drugs can interact with Phenytoin: some antibiotics like cycloserine, or doxycycline; sulfa drugs; certain antidepressants; aspirin or other salicylates; birth control pills; blood thinner like warfarin; some sedatives; heart medications; other seizure medications; stomach acid reducers; or theophylline. These are not all the possible drugs that can interact with Phenytoin. There may be others as well. Your doctor must be informed if you take any of the above-mentioned drugs or any other medications. Do not start a new medication without proper medical advice.

FAQs:

Q. How does phenytoin work?

Phenytoin is used to control seizures in epilepsy patients. It is used majorly to treat patients who are having surgery on the brain or nervous system. It is used to treat as well as prevent seizures in such patients. Phenytoin belongs to a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It acts by slowing down the electrical activity of the brain.

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Q. Is phenytoin safe in pregnancy? Is phenytoin teratogenic?

There are studies on pregnant women that clearly show that the use of this drug may cause congenital deformations and defects in the fetus. Phenytoin is known to be teratogenic. Thus it is not recommended for use in pregnant women as well as in women who are planning to become pregnant. Inform your doctor immediately if you find that you are pregnant while taking the drug and follow the doctor’s instructions clearly as to further use.

Q. Is phenytoin dialyzable? Can it be removed by dialysis?

Phenytoin is dialyzable and it can be removed by dialysis.

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