Epsolin

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  • Manufactured by: Zydus Cadila
  • Contains / Salt: Phenytoin (100 mg)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
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    • Country of Origin: India
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    Epsolin Information

    Epsolin is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet,Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Seizures. Secondary and off-label uses of Epsolin have also been mentioned below.

    The right dosage of Epsolin depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Epsolin also has some side effects, the most common being Double Vision. While these are the most often observed Epsolin side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Epsolin go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    It is also important to note that Epsolin has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Epsolin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Epsolin related warnings section.

    Epsolin is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Epsolin contraindications section.

    Drug interactions for Epsolin have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Epsolin is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Epsolin Benefits & Uses

    Epsolin is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Epsolin Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: With meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Epsolin Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Epsolin safe for pregnant women?


      Epsolin can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Epsolin safe during breastfeeding?


      If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Epsolin. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Epsolin on the Kidneys?


      Epsolin rarely affects the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Epsolin on the Liver?


      Very few cases of side effects of Epsolin on the liver have been reported.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Epsolin on the Heart?


      Epsolin may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Epsolin with Other Drugs

    Epsolin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Epsolin Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Epsolin unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Epsolin

    • Is this Epsolin habit forming or addictive?


      Epsolin does not cause addiction.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Epsolin. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Epsolin only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Epsolin has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Epsolin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Epsolin


      Taking Epsolin with food can show serious side effects. Consult the doctor to avoid this.

      Severe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Epsolin


      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Epsolin as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Epsolin

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I take Epsolin without consulting a doctor?

    Epsolin is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful if taken without your doctor's advice.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Epsolin cause memory loss?

    Dr. Chirag Bhingradiya MBBS , Pediatrics

    Yes, Epsolin can cause memory loss. All drugs that suppress signaling in the central nervous system (CNS) can cause memory loss. If you experience memory loss after taking this medicine, please consult your doctor immediately and follow his/her instructions.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Epsolin cause birth defects (teratogenic)?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Epsolin is teratogenic (causes birth defects). As per clinical studies Epsolin can cause congenital abnormalities like "fetal hydantoin syndrome" when taken during pregnancy. Generally, It causes mental and physical birth defects. Do not consume it during pregnancy until and unless prescribed by a doctor. 

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can Epsolin cause suicidal and self-inflicting thoughts?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Epsolin has been reported to cause suicidal, self-inflicting and distorted thoughts. If you are experiencing disorientation and life-threatening thoughts after taking this drug, consult your doctor immediately without any further delay.

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Epsolin?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Epsolin is a brand name of phenytoin. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medications known as anti-epileptic drugs. This medicine is also called an anticonvulsant and it is given in the treatment of seizures. It is used to prevent and control tonic-clonic seizures and partial seizures. However, this drug does not treat all types of seizures hence you should consult a doctor to confirm if this drug is appropriate for you. 



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Dilantin® (Phenytoin Sodium)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 413-415



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