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Eptoin Inj Vail

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By ABBOTT INDIA LTD
10ml Injection

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Phenytoin(50.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
ANTI-EPILEPTIC

Medical Description

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...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
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    Quick Summary
uses

Uses of Eptoin Inj Vail

  • For an medical emergency known as Generalized convulsive status epilepticus (a seizure which lasts for longer duration than the usual seizure episodes).
  • For the treatment and prevention of seizures and fits during neurosurgery and due to head injury.
contraindications

Contraindications of Eptoin Inj Vail

  • If you are allergic to phenytoin or any other component of this medicine.
  • If you any heart disease or conditions such as heart failure, heart blocks, heart rhythm disturbances, irregular and rapid heart rate, low blood pressure.
  • If you have blood cells and bone marrow disorders.
  • If you are on antiviral medicine such as delavirdine.
  • If you had recent heart failure with heart pumping with 35% efficiency.
  • If you are pregnant and breastfeeding.
sideEffects

Side effects of Eptoin Inj Vail

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Loss of coordination
  • Dizziness
  • Unwanted movements
  • Fainting
  • Sleepling disorder
  • Hallucination
  • Nervousness
  • Drowsiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Swelling of the feet and lower legs
  • Uncontrolled eye movements
  • Skin discolouration
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Eptoin Inj Vail

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Eptoin Injection during pregnancy?
A:
Eptoin is should not be taken in pregnancy as it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Talk to your doctor if you are planning pregnancy or you think you may be pregnant.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Eptoin Injection while breastfeeding?
A:
Phenytoin from Eptoin injection passes into breast milk. Hence, it is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Eptoin Injection?
A:
Do not drive if you have taken Eptoin injection as may cause dizziness and drowsiness.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Eptoin Injection?
A:
Alcohol increases blood levels of Eptoin and causes side effects. Drinking alcohol daily will decrease the blood levels of Eptoin and increase the risk of seizures. Hence, it should be avoided.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any heart disorder including low blood pressure, heart failure, heart rhythm problems.
  • You have any liver diseases or kidney related diosrder.
  • You are diabetic, as phenytoin may interfere with your glucose levels.
  • You have blood diseases like Porphyria (impared haemoglobin biosynthesis).
  • You are alcoholic as alcohol may interfere with serum levels of phenytoin.
  • There is a cardiovascuar risk associated with this medicine, inform your doctor beforehand.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Eptoin Inj Vail

How Does It Work?

Eptoin injection contains phenytoin which is an antiepileptic medicine. It acts on the brain and inhibits the spread of abnormal electrical activity and thus prevents seizures and convulsions.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Eptoin Inj Vail

  • Eptoin injection will be given to you as an injection by a doctor or nurse in a hospital or clinic.
  • Be careful of any instruction given during the administration and aftercare.
interactions

Interactions of Eptoin Inj Vail

Interactions with other medicines

  • Eptoin injection may interact with other medicines and produce an altered response. Please tell your doctor if you are using any other medicines, over-the-counter medicines (that you buy without a pre...
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  • Eptoin injection should never be taken by a patient taking an anti-viral called Delavirdine as it can lead resistance to Delavirdine.
  • Fluconazole (anti-fungal), Fluorouracil (anti-cancer), Fluoxetine & Chlordiazepoxide (used for brain disorder), Omeprazole (antacid), antibiotics, lipid lowering medicine, hormonal prepration containg...
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  • Action of Eptoin may be reduced if you are taking certain anti-cancer medicine such as Bleomycin & Methotrexate, anti- viral medicines such as Fosamprenavir.
  • Other medicines used for the treatment of convulsions such as Carbamazepine or Topiramate can affect how phenytpoin works and can increase or decrease its actions.
  • Antidiabetic medicine, vitamins such as folic acid and medicines used for heart disorders such as Reserpine, herbal preparations containing St. John’s wort, Bronchodilator medicines such as theophylli...
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storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Eptoin Inj Vail

  • Store at room temperature. It is meant for hospital use only.
  • Only a clear solution should be administered.
  • Any unused portion should be discarded properly.
dosage

Dosage of Eptoin Inj Vail

Overdose

  • You are less likely to get an overdose of Eptoin Injection as it is given to you by a doctor or nurse in a clinic or hospital.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include rapid eye movements, speech changes, tremor, vertigo, nausea, stomach trouble and slurred speech. Inform your doctor if you feel any discomfort immediately after the a...
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Missed a Dose

Chances of missing a dose of Eptoin Injection are rare as you will be monitored closely by a healthcare professional. In case they happen to miss a dose, please inform them.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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.

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ContainsPhenytoin(50.0 Mg)
UsesSeizures
Side effectsChest pain, loss of coordination, dizziness, fainting
Last Updated on: 08 Apr 2021 | 11:02 AM (IST)
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