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EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET

EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET

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Composition

PHENYTOIN-100MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

ELDER PHARMASURGICAL

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET

EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET used to treat epilepsy/seizures, and prevent seizures during/after brain surgery or after traumatic brain injury. Besides this, EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET may also be used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain). Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder characterized by a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain, leading to seizures, unusual behaviour, and loss of awareness.

EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET contains 'Phenytoin', which helps prevent neurons from working at a very fast speed, thereby preventing the brain cells from firing together rapidly in an uncontrolled way. As a result, EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET controls the overactivity of the brain cells that cause seizures. EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET slows down the electrical impulses in the nerves and reduces their ability to transmit pain. Thereby treating trigeminal neuralgia.

Take EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET with or without food. You are advised to take EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical condition. In some cases, EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET may cause certain common side effects such as weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, restlessness, and constipation. 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 EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. Please do not skip any doses or stop taking EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET suddenly without consulting your doctor, as it may lead to increased seizures. Avoid taking EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed by the doctor. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET as it might cause increased dizziness. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side effects.

Uses of EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET

Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures, Trigeminal neuralgia

Medicinal Benefits

EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET belongs to the group of anticonvulsant medicines called 'hydantoins' used to treat epilepsy/seizures. EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET is also used to control and prevent fits during or after a severe head injury or brain surgery. EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET works by controlling the overactivity of the brain cells that cause seizures (fits). Thereby, EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET helps in controlling epileptic fits involving spasms of the muscles and jerking. EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET may also be used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain). EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET slows down the electrical impulses in the nerves and reduces their ability to transmit pain. Thereby treating trigeminal neuralgia.

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, break, or crush the tablet/capsule. Suspension: Shake the bottle well and take the prescribed dose/quantity by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET

  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Restlessness
  • Constipation

Drug Warnings

Do not take EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET if you are allergic to any of its contents. Stop taking EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET and consult your doctor if you develop any skin rashes (Stevens-Johnson syndrome), swollen glands (anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome - AHS) or have suicidal thoughts. Talk to your doctor if you have heart, kidney, or liver problems. Avoid taking EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed by your doctor. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET as it might cause unpleasant side effects. Let your doctor know if you have diabetes, as intake of EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET affects the blood sugar level. Intake of EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET 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 EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET, as both might react with each other leading to serious conditions.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET may have interaction with painkillers (aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen), blood thinners (warfarin, clopidogrel), anti-convulsant (carbamazepine, gabapentin and pregabalin), a drug used to treat anxiety disorder (diazepam), anti-depressant (fluoxetine, quetiapine), diuretic (furosemide), cholesterol-lowering agent (atorvastatin), a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (sildenafil), a drug used to treat thyroid deficiency (levothyroxine), anti-HIV drugs (delavirdine), supplements (cholecalciferol, folic acid).

Drug-Food Interactions: Do not take EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET with St. John's wort (an antidepressant herbal supplement).

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have heart problems, diabetes, anaemia, alcoholism, blood disorders, kidney and liver problems.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • ASPIRIN
  • ACETAMINOPHEN
  • IBUPROFEN
  • WARFARIN
  • CLOPIDOGREL
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • GABAPENTIN
  • PREGABALIN
  • DIAZEPAM
  • FLUOXETINE
  • QUETIAPINE
  • FUROSEMIDE
  • ATORVASTATIN
  • SILDENAFIL
  • CHOLECALCIFEROL
  • FOLIC ACID
  • DELAVIRDINE

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • A ketogenic diet (low in carbohydrates and high in fats) is recommended for people with epilepsy. This diet helps in utilizing fat instead of glucose for the generation of energy.

  • Atkins diet (high fat and controlled carbohydrates) is recommended for adolescents and adults.

  • Rest well, and get plenty of sleep.

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.

  • Exercise, meditation and yoga can help lower stress, decrease pain sensitivity and improve coping skills.

  • Prepare your living area; small changes may reduce the risk of physical injury during a seizure.

  • Install an alarm or emergency device to get assistance during a seizure attack.

  • Have a seizure response plan, this helps those around you know what to do.

  • Understand what triggers seizures and try reducing or avoiding them.

  • Please pay attention to overall health as it can help in reducing seizure activity.

Special Advise

Your doctor may advise you to get regular blood tests to check for any abnormality of blood and test the amount of EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET in your blood. 

 

Disease/Condition Glossary

Epilepsy/Seizures: Seizures, also known as fits or convulsions, are a single occurrence of abnormal electrical activity in the brain, whereas epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterised by recurrent 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 tumours, and genetic disorders. Symptoms include mood changes, anxiousness, nausea, dizziness, weakness, headache, muscle jerking, spasms, loss of balance, teeth clenching, rapid blinking or eye movements, biting the tongue, confusion, and loss of consciousness.

Trigeminal neuralgia: It is a condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in the face that causes painful sensations similar to electric shock on one side of the face. Symptoms include mild to severe facial pain often triggered by speaking, chewing, or brushing the teeth.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET to prevent unpleasant side-effects.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Do not take EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET if you are pregnant unless prescribed by the doctor. Your doctor will prescribe EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET only if the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET, then do not stop taking EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET without consulting your doctor.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET can be given to breastfeeding mothers or not.

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Driving

Unsafe

EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Drive and operate machinery only if you are alert.

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Liver

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed. EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET 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.

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Kidney

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed. EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET 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.

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Children

Safe if prescribed

EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET can be given to children if prescribed by the doctor.

Country of origin

INDIA

Manufacturer/Marketer address

“Elder House” Plot No. C-9, Dalia Industrial Estate, Off Veera Desai Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400053.
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FAQs

EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET is used to treat epilepsy/seizures and prevent seizures during/after brain surgery or after traumatic brain injury. Besides this, EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET may also be used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain).
EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET works by controlling overactivity of the brain that causes seizures (fits). Thereby, EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET helps in controlling epileptic fits involving spasms of the muscles and jerking.
EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET can make birth control pills less effective. Talk to your doctor about using non-hormonal contraceptives like condoms and diaphragm with spermicide to prevent pregnancy.
Please do not stop taking EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET without consulting your doctor as it may cause increased seizures. Continue taking EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET 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 EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET.
Yes, EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET may cause swelling in the gums. Brush and floss your teeth daily; visit your dentist if you experience this problem regularly.
EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET may affect the breakdown of the blood sugar/glucose and may prevent the release of insulin, thereby leading to high blood sugar. So, contact a doctor before using EPTOZEN 100MG TABLET if you have diabetes.

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