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3 month child, fits due to late labor. Taking eptoin syrup. Any side effects using this syrup?

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My son is 3 months old. There was late labour, due to this my son has got fits. Doctors kept him in observation and discharged us after 5 days. He asked us to use Eptoin syrup 2.5 ml twice a day. Will there be any side effects of using this syrup regularly. Will this effects babies brain growth. plz help me sir.

Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Thanks for placing your query here.
I can appreciate your concerns.
The most common side effects of phenytoin are dose-related. They include:
Nystagmus (eye movement disorder)
Decreased coordination
Problems with sedation also may be helped by splitting the dose or giving the largest dose at bedtime.
About 30% of patients can develop gum hyperplasia. This effect appears to be dose-related and is more common in children.
Other appearance-related side effects of long-term use of phenytoin include excessive hair growth & coarseness of facial features .
Problems with body movements & coordination may be caused by phenytoin.
Rash is a common allergic reaction seen in about 5% .
Hope I have answered your query.
If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Best regards.
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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