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29 years old. What is the dosage for eption 100 mg?

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HI i am 29 and having eption 100 mg 3 times a day can i make is 2 times a day to reduce the side efficts
Posted Wed, 21 Nov 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Pratap Sanchetee 1 hour later
Hi Friend

While using anti-epileptic drugs, there is titration considering efficacy and side effects. For an average adult the dose of diphenulhydantoin (eptoin) is 300 mg/day. It will not be correct to reduce it to 200 mg/day for the fear / avoidance of side effects. Some of the measures which can be taken are:

1 Avoid alcohol
2 Gum massage and care of gum + periodic dental check up
3 Calcium: To have diet XXXXXXX in calcium and calcium supplement will be prescribed to you by your doctor
4 Folic acid supplementation can be considered by your doctor if needed
5 Periodic check up with your doctor for efficacy and side effects

Pratap
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Follow-up: 29 years old. What is the dosage for eption 100 mg? 1 hour later
I have something like cyst on my scrotum is it because of this phenytoin

And can i take 100 mg in morning and 200 mg at night instead of 100 morning 100 afternoon and 100 night

I am working night shifts
 
 
Answered by Dr. Pratap Sanchetee 38 minutes later
Dear XXXXXXX

Thanks again for writing back. Here are your questions answered:

1. Occasional scrotal swelling has been reported with this drug, but not a cyst.

2. You are required to take 300 mg eptoin per day - it could be single dose or as 100+200 (morning and night) or as 100 - 100- 100 based on your suitability. But in any case do not miss any dose. And never change or modify the medications without the guidance of a doctor.

3. You can work in night shift, but have adequate sleep in day. Adequate sleep is a must while dealing with epilepsy. In addition you also follow life style with less stress.

Hope I answered all your queries. Feel free to post other queries if any, I will be pleased to reply.
If all your queries are answered, please close this discussion.

Regards
Pratap
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Follow-up: 29 years old. What is the dosage for eption 100 mg? 7 hours later
Do I have to take this medication for my lifetime.... Or there is some point that it can be stoped
 
 
Answered by Dr. Pratap Sanchetee 2 days later
Hi,

I apologize for the delay.

Anticonvulsants in general can be gradually tapered off after a seizure free interval of 2-3 years. More than three fourth cases we are successful in stopping the medicine. This step will be done by your treating doctor after considering various parameters.

Hope this answers your query.
If all your queries are answered, please close this discussion.

Regards
Pratap
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