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What to do if I had met with accident on 29th march n I'm taking tablets called eptoin 100mg from many days I don't know?

What to do if I had met with accident on 29th march n I'm taking tablets called eptoin 100mg from many days I don't know?

SEE BELOW: You have been placed on a drug known in the USA as Dilantin, or phenylhydantoin, and the principal use is to prevent seizures. Perhaps you had a significant head injury, and need future interventions to stabilize and restore your normal functioning. Work closely with a neurologist, and do NOT suddenly stop your eptoin.
Hope healing rapidly ensues. ...Read more

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Phenytoin (Definition)

Phenytoin is the generic name for the common anti-seizure ...Read more


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Will someone please describe the symptoms of phenytoin?

Will someone please describe the symptoms of phenytoin?

Many adverse rxns.: Drugs don't have symptoms-they are adverse reactions and Phenytoin has serious and common events. Serious:suicidality, stevens-johnson syndrome, anaphylaxis, hepatotoxicity, deceased platelet count, whiteblood cell count or across all blood lines, etc. Common rxns:nausea, vomiting, rash, slurred speech, tremor, gum hyperplasia, coarse facial features, ataxia, confusion etc. There are others in both. ...Read more

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Are there any drug interaction with eptoin and dicumarol?

Are there any drug interaction with eptoin and dicumarol?

Possible: Use of dicumarol with phenytoin could ^ risk of bleeding and ^ phenytoin levels. ...Read more

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Could 1600mg tramadol, 5000mg of phenytoin, and a bowl of weed kill you?

Could 1600mg tramadol, 5000mg of phenytoin, and a bowl of weed kill you?

I can't provide: You with information that you will use to try to kill yourself. Please get help. Please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services ; they can provide transport. When a person is depressed they often feel despair ; come to believe that things can't get better. But there is hope. Allow others to provide you w. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: phenytoin?

Please describe the medication: phenytoin?

Phenytoin: Phenytoin is the generic name for the common anti-seizure medication known as dilantin. ...Read more

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What are issues caused by low phenytoin levels?

What are issues caused by low phenytoin levels?

Recurrent seizures: If Phenytoin is being used for the treatment of epilepsy, low levels ie. Less than 10, put you at increased risk of seizure recurrence. If your seizures have been well controlled on phenytoin, purposefully decreasing the level may endanger your driving privileges etc. Low Phenytoin levels may be due to low albumin, a poor diet, dialysis or competing drugs. This can be checked(free Phenytoin level). ...Read more

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Phenytoin free level is @ .9 normal is 1.0-2.0. Should I worry?

Phenytoin free level is @ .9 normal is 1.0-2.0. Should I worry?

No cause you always: Treat the person and not just the lab. If you are well without a seizure recurrence then you should not worry. Just remember that alcohol and over-the-counter medications to have an influence on your Dilantin. Be well and best wishes. ...Read more

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Is phenytoin more effective when taken orally or via injection?

Is phenytoin more effective when taken orally or via injection?

Efficiency: Intravenous phenytoin will affect faster than oral due to the need for the latter to be absorbed in the GI tract. Once therapeutic levels are achieved, either orally or intravenously, the effect is equivalent. ...Read more

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What side effects does phenytoin have?

What side effects does phenytoin have?

Dilantin Effects: Following side effects
dizziness, drowsiness, headache, vomiting, trouble sleeping, nervousness
severe allergic reaction, bone pain, irritability, slurred speech, unusual eye movements, toredness and weakness
swollen&tender gums, ataxia, liver problems, loss of appetite, yellow skin or eyes, unusual muscle movements, swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Why phenytoin considered nonsedative antiepileptic?

Why phenytoin considered nonsedative antiepileptic?

Phenytoin: Not sure what you mean. Phenytoin is not considered to be a sedative by definition. This stands for the fact it doesn't possess properties that inhibit the brain in such a way as to induce relaxation, drowsiness, somnolence, calming. ...Read more

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What are the effects of phenytoin (dilantin)?

What are the effects of phenytoin (dilantin)?

Dilantin Effects: Following side effects
dizziness, drowsiness, headache, vomiting, trouble sleeping, nervousness
severe allergic reaction, bone pain, irritability, slurred speech, unusual eye movements, toredness and weakness
swollen&tender gums, ataxia, liver problems, loss of appetite, yellow skin or eyes, unusual muscle movements, swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Are there issues between taking phenytoin and tinzaparin or warfarin?

Are there issues between taking phenytoin and tinzaparin or warfarin?

Can occur: Medicine interactions are common. Talk with a pharmacist about interactions between your meds. ...Read more

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How effective is Phenytoin (Dilantin) for treating epilepsy?

How effective is Phenytoin (Dilantin) for treating epilepsy?

Can be effective: Phenytoin is one of the oldest patent medicines used to treat epilepsy. It has been an effective treatment. Due to its sedating effect and other side effects, newer agents have replaced it as a first line treatment. It continues to be an effective alternative treatment. ...Read more

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49 yo F with ICA aneurysm had endovascular coiling & takes ceham, nimodipin, ecosprin, clopilet & eptoin. Extreme hairfall 14 dys after surgery. Why?

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49 yo F with ICA aneurysm had endovascular coiling & takes ceham, nimodipin, ecosprin, clopilet & eptoin. Extreme hairfall 14 dys after surgery. Why?

Hair: You probably had a lengthy procedure. The hair loss is from the radiation used to guide the coiling procedure. Should grow back ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce the side effects of phenytoin?

What can be done to reduce the side effects of phenytoin?

Dilantin: There are a number of side effects with phenytoin, notwithstanding the kinetics of metabolism. Rather than trying to manage this, there are a number of medications that can be transitioned to, such as Lamictal or Keppra, which could be better particularly in your age group given the extended release forms. Suggest you speak with your doctor regarding the potential to be changed over. ...Read more

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Post cerebral concussion, will I need phenytoin?

Post cerebral concussion, will I need phenytoin?

Most likely not: In the absence of seizures after a minor traumatic brain injury, "prophylactic" treatment with anti-seizure medications is not recommended because there are side effects from medications like dilantin. Furthermore, the incidence of seizures is low after the 1st week. If there was coma, structural damage seen on ct or MRI scans, or surgery done, this may change the need for the anti-seizure meds. ...Read more

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What is phenytoin sodium and Depakote risk for fetus?

What is phenytoin sodium and Depakote risk for fetus?

These meds a problem: Both meds are listed as category "d", known to have adverse effects on the fetus.(iugr, bone changes, small head, mental retardation) the phentoin is regarded as the worse of the two. Most ob's would chose to have you on one of the newer meds with fewer risks. ...Read more

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Extended phenytoin sodium what does this do?

Extended phenytoin sodium what does this do?

Prevent seizures: Phenytoin (or dilantin) is an anti-seizure medication that is also used for some types of nerve pain. While very effective, it has a number of nasty side effects with longer term use, and many physicians are trying to transition patients away from it. ...Read more

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Is there an extended release form of epilantin (phenytoin sodium)?

Is there an extended release form of epilantin (phenytoin sodium)?

Yes Eplantin is: Yes it is extended release formulation. Epilantin is extended release form of dilantin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phenytoin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take phenytoin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Phenytoin use during pregnancy has been associated with many fetal abnormalities including, head and facial abnormalities, brain abnormalities, and development delays. "Fetal hydantoin syndrome" is a disorder in infants characterized by many of these abnormalities. ...Read more

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I take phenobarbitol and phenytoin sodium. Effect on pregnancy?

I take phenobarbitol and phenytoin sodium. Effect on pregnancy?

These meds a problem: Both meds are listed as category "d", known to have adverse effects on the fetus.(iugr, bone changes, small head, mental retardation) the phentoin is regarded as the worse of the two. Most ob's would chose to have you on one of the newer meds with fewer risks. ...Read more

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I had head injury two days ago and doctors suggest me to take eptoin 100 mg thrice a day while my cut scan normal. How long I need it.

I had head injury two days ago and doctors suggest me to take eptoin 100 mg thrice a day while my cut scan normal. How long I need it.

Talk to your doctor: You probably mean "phenytoin" 100 mgs 3 times a day. This drug, which protects from having seizures after trauma or hemorrhage is commonly used for a few weeks until the patient is either "cleared" from having a serious injury or treated.
The clearance process includes normal neurological evaluation, and normal MRI scans. You should discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have venous angioma, I take valparin 1 pill and eptoin 2 pills) every night. I had my last seizure before 8 years. Should I continue my medication?

RISK ANALYSIS: It is possible that you could be stable enough at this point to consider modifying your medication, but when tapering an epilepsy drug, there is risk of withdrawal seizure even when done properly. If you do wish to proceed, first make sure your physical exam is normal, and an eeg also normal, then slowly taper one drug only, with close doctor followup. Do over at least 3-4 month period. ...Read more

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Rfractory seizures in meningoencephalitis not responding to 4 anti convulsion drugs, like midazolam, levitricetum, eptoin and gardinal, what next?

Doubt meds will work: After 3 or 4 drugs, the chance of success is below 4-5% at best, and unless you have some metabolic imbalance, you should consider a more aggressive approach such as a vagal nerve stimulator or even a surgical procedure. Get evaluation at a local medical school and see what might be available for you. ...Read more

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Female, 50 yrs Taking Eptoin 100mg since 3 yrs ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE:191 Gamma Glutamyl Transferase:90 Is it serious? Which specialist to consult Help!

Female, 50 yrs
Taking Eptoin 100mg since 3 yrs ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE:191
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase:90
Is it serious?
Which specialist to consult
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See a GI Dr.: While the values are elevated, it is important to determine the exact cause. Eptoin may not be the cause. It would be best if she a gastroenterologist. The elevated values may or may not be serious. ...Read more

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My 4.5month daughter had seizures. No family history. No fever MRI, LP,EEG were normal.what is the cause? Wat are chances for recurrence.she's on eptoin.

Pediatric Neurology?: Be sure and see a board certified pediatric neurologist for your recommendations in her care. Your doc will explain her type of seizure, estimate chances of recurrence taking into account her history and presentation, course and data. ...Read more

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Does Phenytoin can protect from Multiple sclerosis attacks?because I read it can reducing the Nerve signals and I read that in the medical news

Does Phenytoin can protect from Multiple sclerosis attacks?because I read it can reducing the Nerve signals and I read that in the medical news

No: Dilantin is a great medication for seizure and sometimes used for off label neuropathic pain. Etiology of multiple sclerosis remains unknown but all the medication aims at suppressing immune system with exception of one. So perhaps that's what they meant, used to treat neuropathy in ms pt? There are all sorts of studies going on. It's truly an exciting field!!! ...Read more