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EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE

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ZYD-ZYDUS

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1 Capsule

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Product Details

About EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE

EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE belongs to the group of neurological medication called 'Anticonvulsant' (hydantoins) used to control various epileptic conditions (fits), prevent seizures during/after brain surgery or after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Besides this, EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE also treat trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain). Epilepsy is the central nervous system's disorder characterized by a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain leading to seizures, with unusual behaviour, and loss of awareness.

EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE contains 'Phenytoin' which works by controlling the overactivity of the brain that causes seizures episodes (fits). Our brain cells (neurons) works by firing at a certain rate to function normally. However, during an epileptic attack or seizure, our neurons are forced to work with rapid speed compared to normal condition. EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE helps prevent neurons from working at very fast speed thereby preventing all brain cells firing together rapidly in an uncontrolled way. As a result episodes of seizures is stopped at its initial point only. EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE is not effective for the treatment of absence (petit mal) seizures.

Take EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE with or without food. You are advised to take EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical condition. You may experience certain common side-effects such as weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, restlessness, and constipation in some cases. Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.

To treat your condition, effectually continue taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. Please do not skip any doses or stop taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE suddenly without consulting your doctor as it may lead to increased seizures. Avoid taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE if you are pregnant or breast-feeding unless prescribed. EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE should not be given to children unless prescribed by a doctor. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE as it might increase side-effects. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side effects.

Uses of EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE

Epilepsy (fits)

Directions for Use

Oral Tablet/Capsule: Do not chew, break, or crush the tablet/capsule; swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE at the same time every day. Injection: EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE will be administered by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administer. Oral Liquid: Shake the bottle well and take the prescribed dose/quantity by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE

Like all medicines, EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE can also cause side-effects, although not everybody experiences them. Weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, restlessness, suicidal thought and constipation are the common side-effects of EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

You should immediately stop taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE if you develop any skin rashes (Stevens-Johnson syndrome), swollen glands (anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome - AHS) or have suicidal thoughts. Do not skip any doses or stop taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE suddenly without consulting your doctor as EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE may cause increased seizures. Do not take EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE if you are allergic to any of its contents. Talk to your doctor if you have heart, kidney, or liver problems. Avoid taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE if you are pregnant or breast-feeding unless prescribed by your doctor. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE as it might cause unpleasant side-effects. EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE should not be used by children unless prescribed. Let your doctor know if you have diabetes, as intake of EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE affects the blood sugar level. Intake of EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE may cause dizziness so be cautious while driving or operating any heavy machinery. Tell your doctor that you are taking anti-HIV medicine (like delavirdine) before intake of EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE, as both might react with each other leading to serious condition.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE to prevent unpleasant side-effects.

  • Pregnancy

    Do not take EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE if you are pregnant unless prescribed by the doctor. If you become pregnant while taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE, then do not stop taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Breast Feeding

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE can be given to breast-feeding mothers or not.

  • Driving

    EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE may cause dizziness and drowsiness, drive and operate machinery only if you are alert.

  • Liver

    Dose adjustment may be needed. EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment/liver disease. Please consult your doctor if you have liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.

  • Kidney

    Dose adjustment may be needed. EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment/kidney disease. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this.

Other Information (EPS0023)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE works by controlling overactivity of the brain that causes seizures (fits). Thereby, EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE helps in controlling epileptic fits involving spasm of the muscles and jerking.

EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE can make birth control pills less effective. Talk to your doctor about using non-hormonal contraceptives like condom and diaphragm with spermicide to prevent pregnancy.

Please do not stop taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE without consulting your doctor on your own as it may cause increased seizures. Continue taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE for as long as your doctor has prescribed it to you. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you experience any difficulty while taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE.

Yes, EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE may cause swelling in the gums. Brush and floss your teeth daily; visit your dentist if you experience this problem regularly.

Do not take EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE if you are pregnant unless prescribed by the doctor. If you become pregnant while taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE, do not stop taking EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

Phenytoin may affect the breakdown of the blood sugar/glucose and may prevent the release of the insulin, thereby leading to high blood sugar. This is important if you have diabetes. So, contact a doctor before using EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE in this condition.

You should not take EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE if you have liver disease, kidney disease, porphyria (an inherited disease that affects haemoglobin biosynthesis), alcohol dependence and have suicidal thoughts.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.

EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE

EPSOLIN ER 200MG CAPSULE

MRP: 220.40

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