Eptoin tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine used for the treatment and prevention of seizures in an emergency condition where the episode of seizures lasts for a longer duration and does not stop. It is also used for the prevention of seizures (fits) during brain-related surgery. It contains phenytoin as its active ingredient, it works by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Inform the doctor about all the medicines you are taking and also if you have any heart-related disorders or blockage in the heart, etc. Follow up with your doctor is necessary once you complete your course. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned surgery or vaccination scheduled....
Q: What is Eptoin tablet used for?
A: It is used for the treatment of epilepsy also known as a seizure disorder. It is also used to prevent and control seizures during and after the neurological procedure.
Q: How long does a seizure usually last?
A: A seizure would last for about a few seconds to a few minutes usually, however, it also depends on the type of seizure.
Q: Is Eptoin a sleeping pill?
A: No, it is not a sleeping pill. However, it can cause drowsiness as a side effect. Please consult a doctor if this kind of symptom persists.
Q: How to stop taking Eptoin?
A: Abruptly stopping the treatment with Eptoin can make your seizures worse. Your doctor will probably reduce your dose gradually before stopping the treatment.
Q: Is there any substitute for Eptoin tablet?
A: Various brands are having the same ingredient as Eptoin has. It's best to stay on the same brand of phenytoin, as other brands may not work as well for you.
Q: What are the side effects of Eptoin?
A: The most common side effects of Eptoin are headaches and dizziness.
Q: Can Eptoin be taken on an empty stomach?
A: Eptoin can be taken with food or on an empty stomach, as told by the doctor. But try to take it the same way each day, since taking this with food may change the time it takes to be absorbed.
Q: What should you avoid when taking phenytoin?
A: You should avoid taking antacids or anti-diarrhoeal medicines within 2 to 3 hours of taking Eptoin. As it may affect the activity of Eptoin. You should also avoid drinking alcohol because Eptoin can increase the effects of alcohol.