• Tab. Eptoin-100mg

Tab. Eptoin-100mg

Requires Prescription
Generic Name: Phenytoin
25 Ratings
Rs. 252.5

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Information about Tab. Eptoin-100mg

Eptoin contains Phenytoin sodium as the active ingredient which is a commonly used antiepileptic medication.

Phenytoin acts on sodium channels on the neuronal cell membrane, limiting the spread of seizure activity and reducing seizure propagation. By promoting sodium efflux from neurons, phenytoin tends to stabilize the threshold against hyperexcitability caused by excessive stimulation or environmental changes capable of reducing membrane sodium gradient. This includes the reduction of post-tetanic potentiation at synapses. Loss of post-tetanic potentiation prevents cortical seizure foci from detonating adjacent cortical areas.




 Eptoin is prescribed for:
• The control of generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) 
• Complex partial (psychomotor, temporal lobe) seizures 
• Prevention and treatment of seizures occurring during or following neurosurgery

Direction to Use

  • Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.
  • Eptoin Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
  • Eptoin Tablet should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Eptoin without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Eptoin, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Do not start any medicine including herbal or ayurvedic without telling your doctor. As it may significantly change the Eptoin levels.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Eptoin are Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Double vision, Sleepiness, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Gingival hyperplasia, Increased hair growth, Osteoporosis.

It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.

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