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Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's

Manufacturer

Abbott India Ltd

Pack Of

1 TABLET

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's

Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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, Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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.

Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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. Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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. Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's is not effective for the treatment of absence (petit mal) seizures.

Take Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's with or without food. You are advised to take Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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 Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. Please do not skip any doses or stop taking Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's suddenly without consulting your doctor as it may lead to increased seizures. Avoid taking Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's if you are pregnant or breast-feeding unless prescribed. Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's should not be given to children unless prescribed by a doctor. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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 Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's

Epilepsy (fits)

Medicinal Benefits

Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's belongs to the group of anticonvulsant medicines called 'hydantoins' used to control epilepsy (fits). Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's is also used to control and prevent fits during or after a severe head injury or brain surgery. Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's is also used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain). Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's works by controlling overactivity of the brain that causes seizures (fits). Thereby, Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's helps in controlling epileptic fits involving spasm of the muscles and jerking.

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 Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's at the same time every day. Injection: Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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 Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's

Like all medicines, Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's can also cause side-effects, although not everybody experiences them. Weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, restlessness, suicidal thought and constipation are the common side-effects of Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

You should immediately stop taking Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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 Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's suddenly without consulting your doctor as Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's may cause increased seizures. Do not take Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's if you are allergic to any of its contents. Talk to your doctor if you have heart, kidney, or liver problems. Avoid taking Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's if you are pregnant or breast-feeding unless prescribed by your doctor. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's as it might cause unpleasant side-effects. Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's should not be used by children unless prescribed. Let your doctor know if you have diabetes, as intake of Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's affects the blood sugar level. Intake of Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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 Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's, as both might react with each other leading to serious condition.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's to prevent unpleasant side-effects.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Do not take Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's if you are pregnant unless prescribed by the doctor. If you become pregnant while taking Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's, then do not stop taking Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's can be given to breast-feeding mothers or not.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's may cause dizziness and drowsiness, drive and operate machinery only if you are alert.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Dose adjustment may be needed. Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Dose adjustment may be needed. Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Following a ketogenic diet (low in carbohydrates and high in fat) is recommended.
  • Meditation, walking, involving in a task, and smelling a strong odour are few self-control methods to prevent seizures.
  • Acupuncture therapy may also be helpful.
  • Rest properly, avoid stress by doing meditation or yoga.

Special Advise

Your doctor may advise you to get regular blood tests to check for any abnormality of blood and test the amount of Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's in your blood. 

 

Other Information (EPT0018)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Epilepsy is the central nervous system's disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, leading to rapid fits/seizures episodes with unusual behaviour, and loss of awareness. Fits/Seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain. The main symptom of epilepsy is fits. Epilepsy is of two main types: Generalized seizure (affects the entire brain) and Partial seizures (affects one part of the brain). A mild seizure might be difficult to recognize as it lasts for only a few seconds, during which one lacks awareness. Stronger seizures cause uncontrollable muscle twitches and spasms, lasting for a few seconds to several minutes. Lack of sleep, high fever, stress, bright lights, caffeine, certain medicines, alcohol, and skipping meals/overeating are a few of the most common triggers for seizures. The possible causes of epilepsy include traumatic brain injury, scarring on the brain after a brain injury, high fever, stroke, vascular diseases, lack of oxygen to the brain, brain tumour, and genetic disorders.

FAQs

Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's works by controlling overactivity of the brain that causes seizures (fits). Thereby, Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's helps in controlling epileptic fits involving spasm of the muscles and jerking.

Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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 Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's without consulting your doctor on your own as it may cause increased seizures. Continue taking Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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 Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's.

Yes, Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's may cause swelling in the gums. Brush and floss your teeth daily; visit your dentist if you experience this problem regularly.

Do not take Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's if you are pregnant unless prescribed by the doctor. If you become pregnant while taking Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's, do not stop taking Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's 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 Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's in this condition.

You should not take Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's if you have liver disease, kidney disease, porphyria (an inherited disease that affects haemoglobin biosynthesis), alcohol dependence and have suicidal thoughts.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

16th Floor, Godrej BKC, Plot – C, “G” Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400 051, India

Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's

Eptoin 50 Tablet 150's

MRP: 124.32

Strip
1

150 Tablet in 1 Strip