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Fosphen 75Mg Injection

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Fosphenytoin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Fosphen 75Mg Injection is used for the control, treatment, and prevention of conditions such as generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus, and occurrence of seizures during neurosurgery.

This medication works by modulating voltage-dependent sodium and calcium channels of neurons. Thus inhibiting calcium flux across neuronal (influx) membranes, and enhancing the sodium-potassium ATPase activity of neurons and glial cells.

Do not use this medication:

  • if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it
  • if you are using any prescription or nonprescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements
  • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • if you have diabetes, or if you have any upcoming surgeries

This medication should be taken in doses prescribed by the doctor. The dosage depends on conditions such as medical condition, diet, age, and counteraction with other medicines.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Headache

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Sleepiness

  • Dry Mouth

  • Dizziness

  • Blurred Vision

  • Itching

  • Paresthesia (Tingling Or Pricking Sensation)

  • Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movement)

  • Tremor

  • Decreased Blood Pressure

  • Euphoria (Feeling Of Intense Excitement And Happiness)

  • Uncoordinated Body Movements

  • Altered Taste

  • Ringing In Ear

  • Slurred Speech

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    This medication may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The action of this medication is initiated within 3 - 5 minutes after its administration.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This medication will remain active for about 30 minutes.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Fosphen 75Mg Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

This medication acts as a prodrug which gets biotransformed to the active form. The active form of this medicine act on sodium (Na+) channels present on the neuronal cell membrane. This leads to the efflux of sodium ions from neurons. This action prevents the hyperexcitability of neurons and also limits the origin of epileptic seizure activity and its spread.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    • This medication interacts with the following medicine: Drugs that may increase serum phenytoin concentrations listed by likely mechanism: Capecitabine, Fluvastatin, Glibenclamide, and Sulfaphenazole.
    • Drugs that may decrease plasma phenytoin concentrations listed by likely mechanism: Diazoxide, Folic acid, Fosamprenavir, Nelfinavirb, Theophylline, Vigabatrin, and Ritonavir.
    • Drugs that may increase or decrease phenytoin concentrations listed by likely mechanism: Antineoplastic agents, Carbamazepine, Chlordiazepoxide, Ciprofloxacin, Diazepam, and Phenobarbital.

Ques: What is Fosphen 75Mg Injection?

Ans: This medication is used for the control, treatment and prevention of conditions such as generalised tonic-clonic status epilepticus, and occurrence of seizures during neurosurgery.

Ques: How long do I need to use Fosphen 75Mg Injection before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Fosphen 75Mg Injection?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Fosphen 75Mg Injection empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Fosphen 75Mg Injection?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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