Eptoin Injection is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic medicine that is used for the treatment and prevention of seizures in emergency condition where the episode of seizures lasts for longer duration and does not stop. It contains Phenytoin as its active ingredient. It is also used for the prevention of seizures (fits) during brain-related surgery and head injury when other means of administration are not feasible. Eptoin injection is used under medical supervision of a doctor in a healthcare set up. You may have extremely low blood pressure or irregular heart rhythms while you are receiving phenytoin injection or afterwards. Inform the doctor if you have any heart-related disorders or blockage in the heart, etc....
Q: Can I take Eptoin injection into the muscle instead of vein?
A: Injection into the muscle is not recommended for persistent seizures due to slow absorption.
Q: Does Eptoin injection cause erectile dysfunction?
A: No, it does not cause erectile dysfunction.
Q: How should this medicine be used?
A: Phenytoin injection comes as a solution (liquid) to be slowly injected into a vein by a doctor or nurse in a hospital or clinic. It is not meant for self admininstration.
Q: Can I take Eptoin tablet instead of Eptoin injection?
A: Eptoin injection is used in emergency condition when the other means of adminstration are inappropriate, unavailable or unadvantageous. Eptoin tablet however may not be appropriate to give a patient with head injury before neurosurgery or someone with prolonged episodes of seizures.
Q: What is the difference between Eptoin and Phenytoin?
A: Eptoin contains Phenytoin as an active ingredient and which is responsible for its anti-convulsant properties.
Q: Can Eptoin injection be used for status epilepticus?
A: Yes, Eptoin injection can be used for status epilepticus. Status epilepticus is a type of seizure, where the episode of seizure lasts for more than 20min.
Q: Can Eptoin injection cause dizziness?
A: Yes, Eptoin injection may cause dizziness in some people. Avoid driving if you experience these effects.