FENTOIN ER 100MG CAPSULE

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FEN0004
 
Manufacturer : SUN-SUN PHARMACEUTICALS
Composition : PHENYTOIN-100MG
Dose Form : CAPSULE
Description : FENTOIN ER 100 MG CAPS
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10
Drug Ingredient Information
PHENYTOIN-100MG

PHENYTOIN

Information for patients
Drug Information Phenytoin is one of a group of medicines called anti-epileptic drugs; these medicines are used to treat epilepsy. Phenytoin can be used to control a variety of epileptic conditions, to control or prevent seizures during or after brain surgery or severe head injury. Phenytoin can also be used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain). You should ask your doctor if you are unsure why you have been given Phenytoin .
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Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Phenytoin, or any of the other ingredients of Phenytoin .
Drug Special Care Medicines used for heart and circulation problems (dicoumarol, digitoxin, amiodarone, furosemide, quinidine, reserpine, warfarin, and calcium channel blockers e.g. diltiazem and nifedipine). Medicines used for epilepsy (carbamazepine, lamotrigine, phenobarbital, sodium valproate and valproic acid, succinimides e.g. ethosuximide and vigabatrin). Medicines used to treat fungal infections (e.g. amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole and miconazole). Medicines used for tuberculosis and other infections (chloramphenicol, isoniazid, rifampicin, sulphonamides, doxycycline and nelfinavir). Medicines used for stomach ulcers (omeprazole, sucralfate, the medicines known as H2 antagonists e.g. cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine and some antacids). Medicines used for asthma and bronchitis (theophylline). Medicines used for pain and inflammation (phenylbutazone, salicylates e.g.aspirin and steroids). Medicines used for sleeplessness, depression and psychiatric disorders (chlordiazepoxide, clozapine, diazepam, disulfiram, fluoxetine, methylphenidate, paroxetine, phenothiazines, trazodone, tricyclic antidepressants, fluvoxamine, sertraline and viloxazine). Medicines used for diabetes (tolbutamide). Some hormone replacement therapies (oestrogens), oral contraceptives (the birth control pill). Medicines used for organ and tissue transplants, to prevent rejection (ciclosporin). Medicines used for cancer (antineoplastic agents) Muscle relaxants used for surgery (neuromuscular blockers), some anaesthetic drugs (halothane) and methadone Some products available without a prescription (folic acid, theophylline, vitamin D). Your doctor may need to test the amount of Phenytoin in your blood to help decide if any of these medicines are affecting your treatment. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. The herbal preparation St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) should not be taken at the same time as this medicine. If you already take St John’s wort, consult your doctor before stopping the St John’s wort preparation. Phenytoin may also interfere with certain laboratory tests that you may be given.
Drug Drug Interactions Medicines used for heart and circulation problems (dicoumarol, digitoxin, amiodarone, furosemide, quinidine, reserpine, warfarin, and calcium channel blockers e.g. diltiazem and nifedipine). Medicines used for epilepsy (carbamazepine, lamotrigine, phenobarbital, sodium valproate and valproic acid, succinimides e.g. ethosuximide and vigabatrin). Medicines used to treat fungal infections (e.g. amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole and miconazole). Medicines used for tuberculosis and other infections (chloramphenicol, isoniazid, rifampicin, sulphonamides, doxycycline and nelfinavir). Medicines used for stomach ulcers (omeprazole, sucralfate, the medicines known as H2 antagonists e.g. cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine and some antacids). Medicines used for asthma and bronchitis (theophylline). Medicines used for pain and inflammation (phenylbutazone, salicylates e.g.aspirin and steroids). Medicines used for sleeplessness, depression and psychiatric disorders (chlordiazepoxide, clozapine, diazepam, disulfiram, fluoxetine, methylphenidate, paroxetine, phenothiazines, trazodone, tricyclic antidepressants, fluvoxamine, sertraline and viloxazine). Medicines used for diabetes (tolbutamide). Some hormone replacement therapies (oestrogens), oral contraceptives (the birth control pill). Medicines used for organ and tissue transplants, to prevent rejection (ciclosporin). Medicines used for cancer (antineoplastic agents) Muscle relaxants used for surgery (neuromuscular blockers), some anaesthetic drugs (halothane) and methadone Some products available without a prescription (folic acid, theophylline, vitamin D). Your doctor may need to test the amount of Phenytoin in your blood to help decide if any of these medicines are affecting your treatment. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. The herbal preparation St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) should not be taken at the same time as this medicine. If you already take St John’s wort, consult your doctor before stopping the St John’s wort preparation. Phenytoin may also interfere with certain laboratory tests that you may be given.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction If you think you might be pregnant, or are planning to get pregnant, tell your doctor before you take Phenytoin You should not take Phenytoin if you are breast-feeding. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction If you think you might be pregnant, or are planning to get pregnant, tell your doctor before you take Phenytoin You should not take Phenytoin if you are breast-feeding. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Drug Machinery Interaction Phenytoin may cause dizziness or drowsiness, especially during the first few weeks of treatment. If you experience these symptoms, do not drive or use any tools or machinery.
Drug More Information Phenytoin can be taken before or after food and drinks. Drinking a lot of alcohol can also affect the concentration of Phenytoin in your blood.
How to take the Medicine
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Drug quanitty Adults The amount of Phenytoin needed varies from one person to another. Most adults need between 200mg and 500mg a day either as a single or divided dose. Occasionally higher doses are needed. Children Infants and children usually start on a dose that depends on their weight (5mg per day for every kg they weigh) and is given as a divided dose, twice a day. The dose is then adjusted up to a maximum of 300mg a day. Elderly The dose of Phenytoin for elderly patients who may be taking other medicines may also need careful consideration and adjustment by their doctor. Always take Phenytoin exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are still not sure.
Drug Dose It is best to take Phenytoin at the same time each day. Swallow the whole, with plenty of water.
Excess Drug Consumption Phenytoin is dangerous in overdose. If you accidentally take too much Phenytoin contact your doctor at once or go to the nearest hospital casualty department. Always take the labelled medicine package with you, whether there is any Phenytoin left or not.
Forgot Drug Consumption If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is time for your next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
Stop Drug Consumption Do not stop taking Phenytoin unless your doctor tells you to. If you suddenly stop taking this medicine you may have a seizure. Should you need to stop taking Phenytoin , your doctor will have decided which the best method is for you. If you have any further questions on how to take this Phenytoin , ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible Side Effects
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Common Drug Side Effects Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms after taking this medicine. Although they are very rare, these symptoms can be serious. Sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (especially affecting the whole body). If you develop a severe skin rash that causes blistering, (this can also affect the mouth and tongue). These may be signs of a condition known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome, or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Your doctor will stop your treatment in these cases. If you notice bruising, fever, you are looking pale or you have a severe sore throat. These may be the first signs of an abnormality of the blood, including decreases in the number of red cells, white cells or platelets. Your doctor may take regular blood samples to test for these effects. Skin rash and fever with swollen glands, particularly in the first two months of treatment, as these may be signs of a hypersensitivity reaction. If these are severe and you also experience pain and inflammation of the joints this could be related to a condition called systemic lupus erythematosus. If you experience a state of confusion or have a severe mental illness, as this may be a sign that you have high amounts of phenytoin in your blood. On rare occasions, when the amount of phenytoin in the blood remains high, irreversible brain injury has occurred. Your doctor may test your blood to see how much phenytoin is in the blood and may change your dose. Other side-effects that may occur are: Effects on your nervous system: Unusual eye movements, unsteadiness, difficulty in controlling movements, shaking, abnormal or uncoordinated movements, slurred speech, confusion, pins and needles or numbness, drowsiness, dizziness, vertigo, sleeplessness, nervousness, twitching muscles, headaches and taste change. Effects on your skin: skin rash including measles-like reactions which are mild. Effects on your stomach and intestines: feeling sick, being sick and constipation. Effects on your blood and lymph system: swelling of the lymph glands. Effects on your liver and kidney: inflammation of the kidneys and liver, liver damage (seen as yellowing of the skin and whites of the eye). Effects on your reproductive system and breasts: changes in the shape of the penis, painful erection. Effects on your hands, face and body: changes in the hands with difficulty in straightening the fingers, changes in facial features, enlarged lips or gums, increased or abnormal body or facial hair. Effects on medical tests: increased levels of blood sugar, or decreased levels of blood calcium, folic acid and vitamin D. If you also do not get enough vitamin D in your diet or from exposure to sunlight, you may suffer from bone pain or fractures. Effects on your respiratory system: problems breathing, inflammation of the lining of the lung. Effects on your immune system: problems with the body’s defence against infection, inflammation of the wall of the arteries.
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Very Rare Drug Side Effects no data available
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How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25 oC. Store in the original package in order to protect from light. Do not use Phenytoin after the expiry date which is stamped on the pack. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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