Review: taking Phenytoin and Vimpat together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Phenytoin and Vimpat together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Phenytoin and Vimpat. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 305 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Phenytoin

Phenytoin has active ingredients of phenytoin. It is often used in convulsion. (latest outcomes from Phenytoin 14,546 users)

Vimpat

Vimpat has active ingredients of lacosamide. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Vimpat 1,990 users)

On Jul, 21, 2016

305 people who take Phenytoin, Vimpat are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Phenytoin and Vimpat drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Phenytoin:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Vimpat:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Phenytoin:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Vimpat:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Phenytoin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Vimpat:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • vision blurred
  • diplopia
  • convulsion
  • pregnancy
  • pyrexia
  • selective abortion
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • autonomic neuropathy
  • decreased appetite
1 - 6 months:
  • convulsion
  • dizziness
  • status epilepticus
  • encephalopathy
  • ataxia
  • balance disorder
  • chest pain
  • confusional state
  • grand mal convulsion
  • loss of consciousness
6 - 12 months:
  • chest discomfort
  • hyperhidrosis
  • ischaemia
  • transaminases increased
1 - 2 years:
  • urticaria
2 - 5 years:
  • hypertension
  • post-traumatic epilepsy
  • bruxism
  • catatonia
  • erectile dysfunction
  • atrial fibrillation
  • atrial flutter
  • atrioventricular block first degree
  • cardiac hypertrophy
  • drug screen positive
10+ years:
  • status epilepticus
  • toxic encephalopathy
not specified:
  • convulsion
  • diplopia
  • balance disorder
  • neurotoxicity
  • dizziness
  • vision blurred
  • drug ineffective
  • status epilepticus
  • anticonvulsant drug level decreased
  • grand mal convulsion

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • balance disorder
  • convulsion
  • diplopia
  • neurotoxicity
  • dizziness
  • anticonvulsant drug level decreased
  • drug ineffective
  • gait disturbance
  • status epilepticus
  • drug level increased
male:
  • convulsion
  • vision blurred
  • diplopia
  • drug level fluctuating
  • anger
  • ataxia
  • grand mal convulsion
  • pruritus
  • status epilepticus
  • pyrexia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • drug ineffective
2-9:
  • anger
  • depressed mood
  • drooling
  • head banging
  • hypophagia
  • irritability
  • oral discomfort
  • oral herpes
  • pyrexia
  • abnormal behaviour
10-19:
  • convulsion
  • cerebral atrophy
  • drug ineffective
  • drug toxicity
  • dyspnoea
  • facial bones fracture
  • grand mal convulsion
  • pneumonia
  • visual impairment
  • vomiting
20-29:
  • convulsion
  • headache
  • pregnancy
  • selective abortion
  • dizziness
  • ammonia increased
  • blood pressure decreased
  • death
  • drug abuse
  • fatigue
30-39:
  • balance disorder
  • diplopia
  • convulsion
  • neurotoxicity
  • anticonvulsant drug level decreased
  • dizziness
  • drug ineffective
  • drug level increased
  • ataxia
  • gait disturbance
40-49:
  • vision blurred
  • diplopia
  • drug level fluctuating
  • convulsion
  • anticonvulsant drug level abnormal
  • dizziness
  • gait disturbance
  • blood pressure increased
  • tremor
  • cerebral palsy
50-59:
  • status epilepticus
  • convulsion
  • tremor
  • toxic encephalopathy
  • grand mal convulsion
  • disorientation
  • gait disturbance
  • infection
  • muscle twitching
  • pyrexia
60+:
  • convulsion
  • angioedema
  • back pain
  • muscle spasms
  • chest pain
  • death
  • dizziness
  • fall
  • autonomic neuropathy
  • decreased appetite

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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