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Injection
Revised: 4/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
ALEVIATIN Injection 250mg
 Active ingredient:
Phenytoin
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine works on central nervous system in order to control convulsion.
It is usually used to suppress convulsion.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have cardiac disorder; are debilitated; have liver disorder or blood disorder; are patient with hypothyroidism or diabetes mellitus.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, administer intravenously via slow injection.
  • In general, use this medicine until convulsion disappears and the patient can take medicine orally.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause sleepiness, diminished attention, loss of concentration, decreased reflex motor capacity, etc. Therefore avoid driving a car or operate dangerous machinery while taking it.
  • Do not take St. John's wort-containing food since it may reduce the effect of this medicine.
  • The skin of the injection site may become red or purplish, ache or swell. These symptoms may occur far from the injection site. Lesion area may become necrotic. If any of these symptoms occur, tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse immediately.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include systemic red rash, malaise, gingival enlargement, osteomalacia (pain when walking) and dry mouth. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • fever, rash/blister in skin, bloodshot eyes, erosion in lips/mouth [toxic epidermal necrosis, mucocutaneous ocular syndrome]
  • ever, joint pain, facial erythema, easy fatigability [SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) like symptoms]
  • rash, fever, lymph node swelling [hypersensitivity syndrome]
  • anemic condition, general malaise, sore throat [aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, monocytic leukemia, thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, pure red cell aplasia]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowness in the skin and the conjunctiva [fulminant hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • fever, dry cough, respiratory distress [interstitial pneumonia]
  • loss of consciousness, loss of breathing [cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest]
  • dizziness, palpitation, chest pain, chest discomfort [ventricular fibrillation]
  • suddenly muscle stiffens and body, arms or legs make stiffening movements [tonic seizure]
  • sudden fever, muscle rigidity, hands/feet tremor [malignant syndrome]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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