Eptoin Injection is a prescription medication indicated to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures). It is effective in controlling seizures by decreasing the abnormal as well as excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Phenytoin Sodium Injection should be given by a doctor or nurse. It is recommended to be given as an injection slowly into a muscle or a large vein.
If you receive too much drug, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center right away.
The most commonly reported phenytoin side effects include:
- slurred speech
- trouble sleeping
- problems with walking and coordination
Warnings and Precautions:
- Blood levels should be measured in order to determine the proper dose.
- Administration of phenytoin injection during pregnancy results in abnormalities in the baby.
- Patients with this drug should be monitored for the suicidal thoughts or behavior, worsening of depression.
- An eptoin injection may raise the serum glucose level in the diabetic patients.
- Patients with phenytoin 50 mg injection should be cautioned on the use of other drugs or alcoholic beverages without first seeking the doctor’s advice.
- Patients with inj phenytoin are instructed to call their healthcare provider if skin rash develops.
- Avoid abrupt discontinuation due to the possibility of the increased seizure frequency, including the status epilepticus.
- Infant breast-feeding must be avoided by women with this medicine because phenytoin may be secreted in low concentrations in the human milk.