About the drug:
Phenytoin is sold under several trade names such as Mysoline. It is prescribed for the control of various types of convulsions or epileptic seizures. Phenytoin is often used in combination with other anti convulsant or anti seizure medications.
Uses of the drug:
Primidone is an anti convulsant drug, also called an anti epileptic drug. It is used to control convulsions (epileptic seizures). Primidone is sold under various trade names, some of which are Myidone and Mysoline (Valeant Pharmaceuticals). This medication may also be used for conditions not mentioned here.
Working of the drug:
The drug contains Phenytoin as an active ingredient which blocks the voltage dependent and calcium channels and restores the normal balance in brain. It decreases the pain induced by neurons.
Mysoline is manufactured by Valeant Pharmaceutical, India. The drugs are available on our website under various pack sizes. To buy Mysoline 250 mg online, visit alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablet under the following brand name and strength on our website:
Mysoline 250 mg
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
Are allergic to this active ingredient Phenytoin or any other ingredient of the drug
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
Are breastfeeding as the drug may pass into the breast milk
Tell your doctor if you:
Have high blood pressure
Have past episodes of depression or suicidal thoughts
Have a history of seizures
Have the condition like lupus, liver disease, diabetes, deficiency of vitamin D
Have allergy to other anticonvulsant drugs
How much to take the drug?
Take Primidone anti convulsant medication (Mysoline) strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on the particular medication. Primidone is normally taken 2 to 4 times daily depending upon the seriousness of your condition.
How to take the drug?
Avoid crushing, breaking, or chewing a Phenytoin tablet as doing so may lead to too much of the medicine to be release at once. Instead swallow it whole. You must ensure to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Always store Phenytoin anti convulsant medication in a cool and dry place. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so.
For how long to take it?
You must continue taking Primidone even after you donot get seizures and feel absolutely fine. Stopping the medication suddenly and without doctor’s advice may result in increased seizures deteriorating your condition. Remember to follow your doctor’s instructions.
In case of an overdose of Primidone, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immediately.
You must not miss a single dose of Primidone or any medication for that matter. However, if you forget to take a dose of Primidone due to uncontrollable reasons, take it as soon as you remember it. But you must skip the missed dose and continue as per the original schedule if the time to take the next dose is almost near. Taking two doses near to each other can cause too much of the medication in the body at once and can lead to overdose.
Side effects of the drug:
Primidone usage may lead to suicidal thoughts. This side effect may require you to undergo regular follow up checks by your doctor. You must notify your doctor about any new or deteriorating symptoms like mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, suicidal or self hurting thoughts, increased agitation, hostility, restlessness, hyperactivity (mentally or physically). Your family member and caregivers if any must be on alert for these conditions.
You may experience some side effects in the initial days of taking Primidone as your body adjusts to it. They are dizziness, drowsiness, excitation, tiredness, headache, appetite loss, nausea, or vomiting. Seek emergency medical attention if any of these effects continue for a long time or deteriorate for the worst. Primidone usage may lead to suicidal thoughts. This side effect may require you to undergo regular follow up checks by your doctor. You must notify your doctor about any new or deteriorating symptoms like mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, suicidal or self hurting thoughts, increased agitation, hostility, restlessness, hyperactivity (mentally or physically). Your family member and caregivers if any must be on alert for these conditions. A severe allergic reaction to Primidone is rare. But get immediate medical help if you witness or feel hives, breathing difficulty, swelling in face, nose, lips, mouth, or throat.
Common drug interactions:
Certain drugs can interact with Primidone. Inform your doctor about any medications (prescribed, OTC, or herbal products) which you may be using already before he or she prescribes you Primidone. Never start a new medication on your own without proper medical help.
Things to remember:
Also avoid alcohol consumption as alcohol increases the risk of side effects
Grapefruit and its products are also not recommended
Be careful while indulging in any activity which requires attention and alertness like driving as the drug may effect your reflexes and senses
Always store Phenytoin medication in a cool and dry place
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