This package insert provides additional information about Epanutin.
Leaflet informs about Epanutin composition, usage, dosage, side effects, interactions, indications, contraindications, overdosage instructions, adverse reactions, pharmacological properties, procedure for use, dependence possibility.
This Epanutin patient brochure is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Epanutin.
PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PHARMACISTS’ REGULATIONS (PREPARATIONS) - 1986
The dispensing of Epanutin requires a doctor’s prescription
Read the entire Epanutin leaflet carefully in its entirety before using Epanutin
The format of this leaflet was determined by the Ministry of Health and its content was checked and approved
Composition of Epanutin:
Each capsule contains 100 mg Phenytoin Sodium.
When should Epanutin not be used?
Do not use Epanutin if you are breastfeeding.
Do not use Epanutin if you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.
Do not use Epanutin without consulting a physician before starting treatment:
If you are pregnant, because Epanutin may harm the fetus. If you were exposed to Epanutin during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, you should consult with one of teratological centers for assessment of the risk of harming the fetus.
Do not use Epanutin without consulting a physician before starting treatment if you are suffering from porphyria, if you are suffering or have suffered in the past, from impaired function of the heart and vascular system, the liver, the kidney/urinary tract, the blood system (e.g. coagulation disorder), from diabetes.
How will Epanutin affect your daily life?
Use of Epanutin may impair alertness and therefore caution should be exercised when engaging in activities such as driving a car, operating dangerous machinery and in any other activity which requires alertness.
Children should be cautioned against engaging in activities such as bicycle riding, playing near roads and the like.
Do not drink wine or alcoholic beverages while under treatment with Epanutin. During treatment with Epanutin it is important to maintain good oral hygiene in order to avoid gum problems.
During treatment with Epanutin, the following tests should be performed: blood, hepatic function, electroencephalogram (EEG), and phenytoin concentrations in the serum.
If you are sensitive to any type of food or medicine, especially to hydantoin anticonvulsants, inform your physician before commencing treatment with Epanutin.
Before any kind of surgery (including dental surgery) or medical treatment inform your physician that you are taking Epanutin.
Attention: Epanutin may affect serum levels and laboratory test results of PBI (protein-bound iodine), dexamethasone, metyrapone, alkaline phosphatase. glucose, GGT, calcium and sugar.
If you are taking another drug concomitantly or if you have just finished treatment with another medicine, inform the attending physician, in order to prevent hazards or lack of efficacy arising from drug interactions. This is especially important for medicines belonging to the following groups:
Drugs affecting the central nervous system [e.g. sedatives (such as: chlordiazepoxide, diazepam, disulfiram, methylphenidate, trazodone, viloxazine), anesthetics (such as: halothane), antidepressants (such as: tricyclics, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, sertraline, clozapine, paroxetine), antihistamines].