Phenykem 300 Capsule

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Phenykem 300 Capsule Information

Phenykem 300 Capsule is a prescription drug, available for use as Capsule. Seizures are some of its major therapeutic uses. Other than this, Phenykem 300 Capsule has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The optimal dosage of Phenykem 300 Capsule is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Phenykem 300 Capsule are Double Vision. Some other side effects of Phenykem 300 Capsule have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Phenykem 300 Capsule normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Phenykem 300 Capsule is Severe for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Phenykem 300 Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Phenykem 300 Capsule related warnings section.

Phenykem 300 Capsule is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Phenykem 300 Capsule have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Phenykem 300 Capsule with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Phenykem 300 Capsule is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Phenykem 300 Capsule Benefits & Uses

Phenykem 300 Capsule is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Phenykem 300 Capsule 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

Phenykem 300 Capsule Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Phenykem 300 Capsule safe for pregnant women?


    Phenykem shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Phenykem 300 Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Phenykem. If you see any side effects, stop taking Phenykem immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Phenykem again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Phenykem 300 Capsule on the Kidneys?


    Phenykem has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Phenykem 300 Capsule on the Liver?


    Phenykem may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Phenykem 300 Capsule on the Heart?


    Side effects of Phenykem rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Phenykem 300 Capsule Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Phenykem 300 Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Phenykem 300 Capsule

  • Is this Phenykem 300 Capsule habit forming or addictive?


    Phenykem 300 Capsule is not addictive in nature.

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


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Phenykem 300 Capsule. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Phenykem 300 Capsule is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


    Yes, taking Phenykem 300 Capsule can treat mental disorders.

    Yes

Phenykem 300 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Phenykem 300 Capsule


    Taking Phenykem 300 Capsule with food can show serious side effects. Consult the doctor to avoid this.

    Severe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Phenykem 300 Capsule


    Consumption of alcohol and Phenykem 300 Capsule together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Phenykem 300 Capsule

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Phenykem with ibuprofen?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Phenykem can be taken with ibuprofen. No harmful interaction has been reported between them. However, it doesn't mean that no interaction exists between them. For precaution always consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Phenykem interfere with birth control pills?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Yes, Phenykem can interfere with birth control pills, because it decreases the effectiveness of the oral contraceptive pill which can alter contraception. Keep your doctor informed before taking them together. Try other methods of contraception such as condoms or barrier methods to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Phenykem cause stomach upset?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Yes, [medicine] can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of this drug. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing severe stomach upset after taking this medicine.

Question over 5 years ago

Is Phenykem safe?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Phenykem is safe to use if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects have been observed such as drowsiness, dizziness, tremors, slurred speech, confusion, and nervousness. On experiencing any of the above-mentioned side effects while taking Phenykem inform your doctor immediately. 

Question over 5 years ago

What is Phenykem?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Phenykem 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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