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How safe is the intake of eption tablets for clots & injury in the brain?

Sir my mother rescently had a minor nerve injury in brain and a minute clot doctor prescribed to take eption tablets dailt twice for one year.Is it safe to take them ? And is nerve injury a major problem? And how many days she have to use eptoin drug ?
Mon, 23 Nov 2015
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Tablet Eptoin contains Phenytoin. It is used for control and prevention of seizures/epilepsy. Generally it is safe. But it has few side effects on long term use- ataxia, nystagmus, gum hyperplasia, glucose intolerance, cerebellar degeneration, alter metabolism of other medicine which are primarily metabolized by liver.
It need to be taken under supervision of a neurologist.
Nerve injury in brain can be minor or major- depends on size and site of injury.
duration of eptoin is based on status of seizure control and it varies from patient consition.
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