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  • Phenytoin 30mg/5ml Suspension 200ml

Phenytoin 30mg/5ml Suspension 200ml

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Description
This medicine contains phenytoin, which is one of a group of medicines called anti-epileptic drugs; these medicines are used to treat epilepsy. It can be used to control epilepsy, to control or prevent seizures during or after brain surgery or severe head injury. Phenytoin can also be used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain).
How to use
Adults: The amount of needed varies from one person to another. Most adults need between 200 mg and 500 mg a day (between 7 and 17 five-ml spoonfuls of suspension) either as a single or divided dose. Occasionally higher doses are needed.Use in children and adolescents: Infants and children usually start on a dose that depends on their weight (5 mg per day for every kg they weigh) and is given as a divided dose, twice a day. The dose is then adjusted up to a maximum of 300 mg a day (10 five-ml spoonfuls of Suspension). Elderly: Due to decreased clearance, lower or less frequent dosing may be needed. The dose of Phenytoin for elderly patients who may be taking other medicines may also need careful consideration and adjustment by their doctor.
Precautions
Do not take: •if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to phenytoin, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. •if you are allergic to other medicines for epilepsy. •if you are also taking delavirdine (used for HIV therapy).