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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
Sat, 23 Jul 2011
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Hi Srinivas P,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

The active ingredient of eptoin syrup is phenytoin. You can take any syrup with phenytoin sodium. However, if you are using it for a long time, please visit your pediatrician if there can be a change of drug or reduction of dosage. Hope this information helps you.

Take care.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

You can try for dilantin suspension which comes in 100 mL. 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 the doctor about this medicine and ask how much dose to take.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Aashish Raghu
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

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. The name of the syrup is dilantin suspension. Just ask some doctor or the chemist to check the content of the medicine in each 5 mL and if it is equal to eptoin then you can use it.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware
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What is the substitute for eptoin syrup ?

Hi Srinivas P, Welcome to HealthcareMagic. The active ingredient of eptoin syrup is phenytoin. You can take any syrup with phenytoin sodium. However, if you are using it for a long time, please visit your pediatrician if there can be a change of drug or reduction of dosage. Hope this information helps you. Take care.