PHENYTOIN SODIUM INJ.
OXOTIN Injection is a combination medicine of Phenytoin Sodium that belongs to the group of medicines called ‘anticonvulsants’ used to treat epilepsy/seizures, and prevent seizures during/after brain surgery or after traumatic brain injury. Trigeminal neuralgia may also be treated with phenytoin sodium (facial nerve pain). An abrupt surge of electrical activity in the brain that causes seizures, odd behavior, and loss of awareness is the hallmark of the central nervous system condition epilepsy.
Anticonvulsant Phenytoin Sodium Injection is used to treat and prevent epilepsy (fits). Additionally, Phenytoin Sodium is used to manage and stop fits during or following a serious head injury or brain surgery. Phenytoin Sodium reduces the brain’s excessive activity, which prevents seizures (fits). Thus, Phenytoin Sodium aids in reducing epileptic episodes that cause jerking and muscle spasms. Trigeminal neuralgia may also be treated with phenytoin sodium (facial nerve pain).
The administration of phenytoin sodium injection must be done so under the guidance of a medical practitioner. As this helps to keep a constant level of medication in the body, it is advised to take it at the same time every day. If you forget to take a dose, do so as soon as you remember. Even if you feel better, you should complete the entire course of treatment since quitting the drug without consulting your doctor could result in life-threatening status epilepticus, which is characterized by continuous seizures.
Inform your doctor if you have meningitis, depression, suicidal thoughts, renal or liver issues, before taking this medication. Inform your medical team of all additional drugs you are taking as some, such as contraceptive pills, may interact with this one or have negative effects on it. The dosage might need to be changed if you’re expecting or nursing. If this medication causes drowsiness or dizziness in you, avoid operating a vehicle or pedaling a bicycle. Blood tests may be required frequently to monitor your response to this medication.
The majority of the side effects are temporary and go away as your body becomes used to the medication. If they persist or you’re concerned about them, speak with your doctor.
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How does Phenytoin Sodium injections work?
It reduces the brain’s excessive activity, which prevents seizures (fits). Thus, Phenytoin Sodium aids in reducing epileptic episodes that cause jerking and muscle spasms.
Can I Stop taking Phenytoin Sodium injections on my own?
Do not discontinue taking phenytoin sodium without first visiting your doctor, as doing so could result in further seizures. As long as your doctor has ordered it, keep taking this injection. If you have any problems with this medication, don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor.