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Review: Phenytoin and Prednisone

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Phenytoin and Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on 930 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 1, 2014: 930 people who reported to have interactions when taking Phenytoin, Prednisone are studied

Trend of Phenytoin, Prednisone's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (3319907)

Drug combinations in study:
- Phenytoin (phenytoin)
- Prednisone (prednisone)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Phenytoin, Prednisone:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)316
Pain294
Pyrexia (fever)273
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)254
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)220
Pneumonia209
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)200
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)186
Back Pain180
Fall176

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Phenytoin, Prednisone:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)6
Pain4
Lupus-like Syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease)4
Haemorrhage Intracranial (bleeding within the skull)4
Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)4
Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)4
Injury4
Jugular Vein Thrombosis (clot in jugular vein)4
Intracranial Venous Sinus Thrombosis (presence of thrombosis (a blood clot) in the dural venous sinuses, which drain blood from the brain)4
Emotional Distress4

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Phenytoin0.000.000.000.000.00
Prednisone0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis
  3. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
  4. Pain
  5. Multiple myeloma

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Dilantin
  2. Lasix
  3. Magnevist
  4. Aspirin
  5. Coumadin

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Phenytoin (phenytoin) is often used to treat epilepsy. Prednisone (prednisone) is often used to treat asthma. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • WHEN I WAS GIVEN MORPHINE IT ALWAYS BLOWS MY NAINS. ALL PAIN MEDICATIONS CAUSE ME TO ITCH BADLY AND I ALWAYS HAVE TO TAKE BENADRYL. THE PRENISONE DOES NOT ALWAYS HELP EVEN ON A TAPER.

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