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What is the Best time to take praziquantel tablet before bed at night or some other time. Should it be taken after food?

Dr. Lalit Kumar Tripathy 89% (19428 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What is the Best time to take praziquantel tablet before bed at night or some other time. Should it be taken after food?
It should be swallowed with a glass of water with meal. It should not be chewed. Take it in the evening while having dinner. follow the advice of your doctor
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My dad has taken phenytoin sodium tablet 100 mg and levipil 500 mg at once. Will this cause over dose?

Dr. Jatin Soni 97% (39640 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My dad has taken phenytoin sodium tablet 100 mg and levipil 500 mg at once. Will this cause over dose?
Overdose will not happen but he needs to take it as per prescription advice only and if necessary doctors give a combination of anti epileptic medication.
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Pregnancy ke doran phenytoin sodium tablet lene ka kya side effects h. Ye tablet leni bhi jaruri h.

Dt. Archna Gupta 92% (678 ratings)
PG Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics, M.Sc.in Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
Pregnancy ke doran phenytoin sodium tablet lene ka kya side effects h. Ye tablet leni bhi jaruri h.
You should not use phenytoin if you also take delavirdine (Rescriptor), or if you are allergic to phenytoin, ethotoin (Peganone), fosphenytoin (Cerebyx), or mephenytoin (Mesantoin). If you are pregnant, DO NOT START TAKING this medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Phenytoin may cause harm to an unborn baby, but having a seizure during pregnancy could harm both the mother and the baby. If you become pregnant while taking phenytoin, DO NOT STOP TAKING the medicine without your doctor's advice. Seizure control is very important during pregnancy and the benefits of preventing seizures may outweigh any risks posed by using phenytoin. Prednisone: 12 Things You Should Know SLIDESHOW Prednisone: 12 Things You Should Know Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. Before taking this medicine You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to phenytoin or similar medicines such as ethotoin, fosphenytoin, or mephenytoin, or if you have: a history of liver problems caused by phenytoin; a heart condition called 2nd or 3rd degree "AV block"; a history of slow heartbeats that have caused you to faint; or a condition for which you also take delavirdine (Rescriptor). To make sure phenytoin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: liver disease; a history of abnormal heart rhythm found on an EKG (electrocardiograph); diabetes; a history of depression; a history of suicidal thoughts or actions; a vitamin D deficiency or any other condition that causes thinning of the bones; porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system); or if you drink large amounts of alcohol. You may have thoughts about suicide while taking this medicine. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using phenytoin. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Patients of Asian ancestry may have a higher risk of developing a rare but serious skin reaction to phenytoin. Your doctor may recommend a blood test before you start the medication to determine your risk of this skin reaction. Seizure control is very important during pregnancy. Do not start or stop taking this medicine without your doctor's advice if you are pregnant. Phenytoin may cause harm to an unborn baby, but having a seizure during pregnancy could harm both mother and baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking this medicine. If you become pregnant while taking phenytoin, your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry. This is to track the outcome of the pregnancy and to evaluate any effects of phenytoin on the baby. Phenytoin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using non hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine. Phenytoin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using this medicine.
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I was diagnosed with neurocysticercosis in 2015 after that did some study on tapeworms infections. I never took uncooked meat or fish and salads and even restrained from eating in hotels or untidy places but today I was compelled to eat in some untidy hotel and now I can't stop thinking about having tapeworms or any other parasite that may be ingested by me today. What should I do. Shall I take a praziquantel or albendazole tablet.

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 96% (14945 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I was diagnosed with neurocysticercosis in 2015 after that did some study on tapeworms infections. I never took uncoo...
Mr Utsav, Thanks for the query. If you have been diagnosed to have Neurocysticercosis, then it is better to take the necessary medication as advised by the doctor. Because it is the only way to get rid of the infection. Thanks.
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I am Sankar Srinivasan, age 48. I was affected by epilepsy in my childhood. Had phenytoin sodium tablet. Now reducing dose. My problem is, teeth enamel is damaging in 5 teeth's. Already extracted 3 teeth. I want to save my teeth's. Please kindly guide me Sankar Srinivasan.

Dr. Vidisha Tayade 89% (212 ratings)
MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am Sankar Srinivasan, age 48. I was affected by epilepsy in my childhood. Had phenytoin sodium tablet. Now reducing...
Mr. Lybrate-user, when your teeth enamel is damaging you immediately need to take care of it. Teeth have three layers, enamel-dentin-pulp. So when the enamel is damaged the dentin is exposed leading to weaker and caries prone teeth. See your nearest dentist and either to a filling or a crown/cap work done.
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My grandfather (65) met with an accident 3 years ago. Blood oozed out from the ear when he met with the accident. He consuming the tablets phenytoin tablets I. P. 100 mg Eptoin, qutipin 50, Telsartan-40v active. From 2 years he has been using these medicines. Does he need to go for a scan and change the medicines? Suggest us what we have to do.

Dr. Sandhya Patil 92% (163 ratings)
D.N.B, D.L.O
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
My grandfather (65) met with an accident 3 years ago. Blood oozed out from the ear when he met with the accident. He ...
If he had a ear bleed do get a ct scan of temporal bones done to rule out any fracture. It's better to get assured than later repent. Keep ear dry no water should go into ears. Avoid using ear drops. Get also an ent consultation done to ascertain if there is any injury to the ear drum. Will need to take a course of antibiotics after the consultation to avoid infection.
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My father [aged 85 yrs] had an episode of cerebrovascular attack about 10 years back.. Has been on Phenytoin Sodium 300 mg HS since then. Also Levetiracetam 500 mg OD had been added since 2010. Recently since last 2 years Clobazam 10 mg HS has been added. Currently he has been very drowsy. Can any of these medication be reduced?

Dr. Tarun Mathur 89% (106 ratings)
DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, fellowship in interventional neuroradiology
Neurologist, Udaipur
We can try to reduce if his seizures are controlled. Needs to be evaluated for other causes of drowsiness.
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Hello, I am having this psychological/neurological problem since 2011 after I met with a serious accident which caused internal-bleeding and blood clotted in my brain but it got fine with medication and no surgery was required. Then my doctor prescribed me 'Epsolin tablets for around a year. The composition of tablet is Phenytoin Sodium (100 mg). To be frank, It took me 8-9 months to fully recover physically and mentally. Then during that time-period I faced this problem which is explained below: It happens for one full day. On that day, When I wake up in the morning I am totally depressed and my head feels heavy. Thoughts of death come to mind so often. Then a memory blinks in my mind which is always related to some adventurous nightmare I saw previously. When this memory blinks, my heartbeat fastens and feel dizzy for 9-10 seconds and then recover. This keeps happening until I go to sleep at night and wake up next morning. It totally takes me two days to fully recover from this state of mind. Facts: 1. Intensity of the effect which occurs after blink is reduced since starting. 2. Frequency of the problem is also less now. As I mentioned in the description it happens once a month now. 3. Nightmares which blinks in my mind are always those which I saw on the same day previously. It is full of adrenaline rush for example someone chasing me, hanging from an aeroplane etc. 4. I have never explained this to anyone. I tried once but none could understand it. I couldn't even find out that whom should I consult. 5. I have tried sleeping during day to see if it goes away after that nap but it was not working. It still remains until night sleep. Please help me. Tell me something. I am so confused. Thank you in advance.

Dr. Kartik Kashyap 87% (13 ratings)
Diplomate of the National Board (DNB), MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MNAMS (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello, I am having this psychological/neurological problem since 2011 after I met with a serious accident which cause...
These are all symptoms of anxiety, which might even be related to your handling of the stress of the accident. Try simple methods like yoga and meditation, and a daily walk to soothe your mynd and exercise your body. If this fails, meet a Psychiatrist.
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My friend is having intestinal parasite namely taenia sagginata. What is the best treatment.

Dr. Surbhi Agrawal 88% (19520 ratings)
PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My friend is having intestinal parasite namely taenia sagginata. What is the best treatment.
Taenaisis is easily treated with praziquantel (5–10 mg/kg, single-administration) or niclosamide (adults and children over 6 years: 2 g, single-administration after a light breakfast, followed after 2 hours by a laxative.
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