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Eptoin Inj Amp

2ml Injection in Ampoule

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Phenytoin(100.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Eptoin Injection is an anti-epileptic medicine used by neurologists for the treatment of epilepsy to control a variety of epileptic conditions (tonic-clonic seizures and partial seizures). Epilepsy is...
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Uses of Eptoin Inj Amp

  • For the treatment of epilepsy (abnormal brain activity causing different forms of seizures).

Contraindications of Eptoin Inj Amp

  • If you are allergic to other ingredients of the injection.
  • If you are allergic to similar anti-seizure medicines (if you are not sure which are the medicines ask the doctor).

Side effects of Eptoin Inj Amp

  • Local irritation
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Allergy
  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • Stomach upset
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rashes
  • Fatigue

Precautions and Warnings of Eptoin Inj Amp



Can I take Eptoin Injection during pregnancy?
The injection should not be used during pregnancy as it may cause birth defects in the baby. If pregnancy is detected while taking treatment inform the doctor immediately.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Eptoin Injection while breastfeeding?
Components of the injection can pass in breast milk, women taking the injection should not breastfeed.


Can I drive if I have taken Eptoin Injection?
The injection may make one feel dizzy and drowsy. Avoid performing a skilled activity such as driving.


Can I consume alcohol after taking Eptoin Injection?
Avoid consuming alcohol while after the injection as alcohol can affect the concentration of the medicine in your body and can also affect its desired action.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver or kidney related disorder.
  • You have Porphyria (an inherited disease that affects haemoglobin biosynthesis).
  • You are diabetic as the medicine affect sugar metabolism and hormone release.
  • You are getting thoughts of killing or harming yourself while taking the medicine, immediately report to the doctor.
  • You experience skin allergy and rashes after taking the medicine.
  • You may develop ulcers in the mouth, throat, nose, genitals, and conjunctivitis (red and swollen eyes).

Mode of Action of Eptoin Inj Amp

How Does It Work?

To control and prevent seizure during and after brain surgery. Epilepsy is a brain-related condition wherein the normal electrical rhythm of the brain is disturbed. The usually affects a person's c...
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Directions for Use of Eptoin Inj Amp

  • The injection will be given by a doctor or nurse in a hospital or clinic.
  • Never miss a dose of the medicine as it is likely to cause a seizure.
  • Continuous monitoring of the electrocardiogram and blood pressure is essential after taking the injection.
  • The patient should also be observed for signs of respiratory depression.

Interactions of Eptoin Inj Amp

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines may affect the way Eptoin works or Eptoin itself may affect the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell the doctor about the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat blood pressure, heart failure, high cholesterol, blood-thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, immunomodulatory medic...
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Storage and disposal of Eptoin Inj Amp

  • Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight and moisture.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly.

Dosage of Eptoin Inj Amp


The chance of an overdose is unlikely since this injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse in a healthcare set up or hospital.

Missed a Dose

Chances of missing a dose of the injection are rare as you will be monitored closely by a healthcare professional. In case you happen to miss a dose, please inform the doctor.

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What is Eptoin Injection used for?

A: The medicine is used for the treatment of different forms of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a brain-related condition characterised by loss of consciousness, lack of awareness, abnormal sensation and uncontrolled movements. It occurs due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

Q: How long does a typical seizure last?

A: The seizure usually lasts from few seconds to few minutes. It depends on its type.

Q: Can I consume alcohol after taking the injection?

A: Alcohol may affect the way the medicine works, avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine.


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ContainsPhenytoin(100.0 Mg)
UsesEpilepsy, seizure, neurosurgery
Side effectsDizziness, drowsiness, nausea, allergy
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 04:39 PM (IST)
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