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What is the substitute for eptoin syrup ?

My son taking eption syrup (Dose Mor 5-ml, Eve-5ml) since Oct 2009,right now medicine is not available in the market. Can you please advice for similar medicine for my child. Thanks & Regards Srinivas Paka Hyderabad
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jul 2011
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Hi Srinivas P
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The active ingredient of Eptoin syrup is phenytoin.You can take any syrup with phenytoin sodium.However if you are using is for long time , please visit your Pediatrician if there can be change of drug or reduction of dosage.Hope this information helps you.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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You can try for DILANTIN susp. which comes in 100ml. But do not use it before consulting your son's Doctor as the concentration of drug may be different in both syrups. You should tell Doctor of this medicine and ask how much dose to take.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
Hello Srinivas;
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The medicine syrup Eption contains Phenytoin sodium so if the medicine is not available you can ask for the other brand with the same content Phenytoin sodium and the name of the syrup -DILANTIN suspension.Just ask some doctor or the chemist to check the content of the medicine in each 5ml and if it is equal to Eptoin then you can use it.
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