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Phenytal 30mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Phenytal 30mg Strip Of 10 Tablets Description

Phenytal is a prescription medication used to manage seizure disorders. It is a combination of two medications at fixed doses, Phenytoin and Phenobarbital. Seizures occur due to abnormal, uncontroll

ed electrical activity in the brain and can have many symptoms. Some of these symptoms can include abnormal movements, loss of consciousness, uprolling of eyes, loss of control of urination and defecation etc. Seizure disorders may require long term treatment with anticonvulsants. Phenytoin is an anti-convulsant, and Phenobarbital is a sedative-hypnotic that belongs to a group of medicines called Barbiturates. They both act by different mechanisms to decrease seizures in patients with epilepsy. Phenytal should be taken as recommended by the doctor. It should not be abruptly started or stopped, as it may cause seizures and withdrawal effects. Taking Phenytal tablets at the same time every day is advisable for maximum efficacy.


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ContainsPhenytoin(100.0 Mg) + Phenobarbital(30.0 Mg)
UsesTreatment of seizure disorders
Side effectsSkin rashes, Peripheral neuropathy, Abnormal eye movements (nystagmus), Sedation, Drowsiness, Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, Liver damage, Decrease in blood cell counts, Swelling of gums, Low blood pressure
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Uses of Phenytal 30mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Seizure disorders
  • Prevention and control of seizures following trauma, and neurosurgery

Contraindications of Phenytal 30mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • If you have known phenytoin or phenobarbital hypersensitivity or known allergies to any components in this medication.
  • If you have a history of suicidal thoughts and behaviour.
  • If you have liver or kidney dysfunction.
  • If you have respiratory insufficiency.
  • If you have congenital blood dyscrasias known as porphyrias.
  • If you have rare disorders of galactose metabolism, like galactose intolerance, total lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.

Side effects of Phenytal 30mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Skin rashes
  • Peripheral neuropathy – presents as weakness, numbness and pain of hands and feet
  • Abnormal eye movements (nystagmus)
  • Sedation, drowsiness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Liver damage
  • Swelling of gums
  • Low blood pressure

Precautions and Warnings of Phenytal 30mg Strip Of 10 Tablets



Can I take Phenytal during pregnancy?
Phenytal is contraindicated in pregnancy. It is known to produce fetal abnormalities. It shouldn’t be given during pregnancy or prior to conception. Inform your doctor about your pregnancy or intention to conceive.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Phenytal while breastfeeding?
Phenytal is not recommended during breastfeeding as it can be transferred via breast milk.


Can I drive if I have taken Phenytal?
Phenytal can cause drowsiness, sedation, agitation and other neurological side effects. Driving and use of heavy machinery are not recommended.


Can I consume alcohol with the Phenytal?
Mixing alcohol and other CNS depressants with Phenytal can lead to increased sedation, respiratory depression, coma and even death. It is strictly contraindicated.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are on any other medications.
  • You are taking Phenytal during the evaluation of other conditions.
  • You have any suicidal ideation, worsening of mood, or seizures.

Mode of Action of Phenytal 30mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Both Phenytoin and Phenobarbital are central nervous system (CNS) depressants, i.e., they decrease neuronal activity in the brain. This helps treat seizures. Phenytoin is an anti-convulsant. It prima...
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Directions for Use of Phenytal 30mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Phenytal should be taken as prescribed by your doctor.
  • It’s recommended to take Phenytal medication on a regular schedule, i.e., at the same time every day.
  • Swallow this medication as a whole. Don’t crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • It’s recommended to finish the full course of this medication as prescribed by your treating doctor.
  • Abrupt stoppage of Phenytal can cause seizures and withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.
  • This medication has habit-forming tendencies; hence it is recommended to follow the directions of your treating physician precisely and have a regular follow-up.

Interactions of Phenytal 30mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Phenytoin and Phenobarbital are both known inducers of certain liver enzymes and can accelerate the metabolism of several medicines, resulting in decreased efficacy.
  • Phenobarbital decreases the efficacy of Oral Contraceptive Pills, and alternate contraceptive measures should be used.
  • The concomitant use of this medication with opioids (like morphine, tramadol etc.) is contraindicated, as it may cause respiratory depression, coma and death.
  • It should also not be used with other CNS depressants like alcohol can also cause similar effects and present life-threatening adverse effects.
  • Inform your doctor regarding your current medicines at the time of prescription of Phenytal.

Interactions with food items

  • Phenytal does not have any known interaction with food items.

Storage and disposal of Phenytal 30mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Store Phenytal in a cool and dry place away from direct light and moisture. Do not use the medicine after the date of expiration. Keep Phenytal tablets away from children and pets. Do not flush the me...
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Dosage of Phenytal 30mg Strip Of 10 Tablets


Overdose with these medications presents with neurological symptoms primarily like drowsiness, inability to articulate speech, ataxia, nystagmus and disinhibition. There may also be coma, cardiovascul...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Phenytal tablet, it is advised to take it just when you remember. If the period missed is too long, and it's almost time for the next dose, it's recommended to skip the missed do...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: I am planning to conceive. What should I do regarding seizure medications?

A: Phenytal is known to cause fetal abnormalities. If you have been taking Phenytal regularly, inform your doctor. It is recommended to stop this medication at least two months prior to conception. It is recommended to use contraceptive methods for two months after stopping Phenytal.

Q: I have been feeling a tingling sensation in my feet since starting Phenytal. Should I stop taking it?

A: Peripheral neuropathy, which presents as weakness, abnormal or decreased sensations, and pain of hands and feet, is a side effect of Phenytal. Inform your doctor for more information on managing side effects. Do not stop taking Phenytal without the express recommendation of your doctor.

Q: I am taking Phenytal and planning to get married soon. I wanted to start taking contraceptive pills as I don’t wish to conceive now. Is this okay?

A: Phenytal can reduce the efficacy of oral contraceptive pills. It is not recommended to take them together. Consult your doctor for guidance on which contraceptive method to opt for.
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Last Updated on: 27 Mar 2023 | 08:28 PM (IST)

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