Epsolin 100 Tablet

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Epsolin 100 Tablet Information

Epsolin 100 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Seizures are some of its major therapeutic uses. Epsolin 100 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Epsolin 100 Tablet. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Epsolin 100 Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Double Vision. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Epsolin 100 Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Epsolin 100 Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Epsolin 100 Tablet has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Epsolin 100 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Epsolin 100 Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Epsolin 100 Tablet in conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease. The section on Epsolin 100 Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Epsolin 100 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Epsolin 100 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Epsolin 100 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Epsolin 100 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Epsolin 100 Tablet 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 100 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Epsolin 100 Tablet 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 100 Tablet 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 100 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Epsolin rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Epsolin 100 Tablet on the Liver?


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

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Epsolin 100 Tablet on the Heart?


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

    Mild


Epsolin 100 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Epsolin 100 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Epsolin 100 Tablet

  • Is this Epsolin 100 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Epsolin 100 Tablet 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 100 Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Epsolin 100 Tablet only as per medical advice.

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


    Epsolin 100 Tablet has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

    Yes

Epsolin 100 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Epsolin 100 Tablet


    Taking Epsolin 100 Tablet with food can show serious side effects. Consult the doctor to avoid this.

    Severe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Epsolin 100 Tablet


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Epsolin 100 Tablet as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Epsolin 100 Tablet

Question almost 5 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 almost 5 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 about 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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