Review: Phenytoin and Vimpat
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Phenytoin and Vimpat. It is created by eHealthMe based on 271 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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On Mar, 31, 2014: 271 people who reported to have interactions when taking Phenytoin, Vimpat are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Phenytoin (phenytoin)
- Vimpat (lacosamide)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Phenytoin, Vimpat:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||271|
|Diplopia (double vision)||194|
|Neurotoxicity (when the exposure to natural or artificial toxic substances, which are called neurotoxins, alters the normal activity of the nervous system)||132|
|Anticonvulsant Drug Level Decreased||60|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Phenytoin, Vimpat:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Catatonia (unresponsive to external stimuli)||6|
|Bruxism (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)||6|
|Toxic Encephalopathy (a degenerative neurologic disorder caused by exposure to toxic substances)||6|
|Status Epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)||6|
|Hypertension (high blood pressure)||6|
|Drug Screen Positive||4|
|Cardiac Hypertrophy (thickening of the heart muscle)||4|
|Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)||2|
How effective are the drugs:
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Status epilepticus
- Complex partial seizures
- Grand mal convulsion
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Phenytoin (phenytoin) is often used to treat epilepsy. Vimpat (lacosamide) is often used to treat epilepsy. 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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Phenytoin is used in:
- Vimpat is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Phenytoin alternatives:
- Vimpat alternatives:
Comments from related studies:
From this study (7 months ago):
From this study (2 years ago):
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Dan on Feb, 5, 2012:
I have not long ago been put on Lacosamide 200mg twice daily.Along with Keppra 1500mg,Phenytoin 425 Daily,Clonazepam 2mg x 3 daily and Sertraline 150mg
Since trying to reduce Lacosamide I've had nightmares and feel really tired all the time.Has anyone else experienced this.
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- Can this medication be causeing me low blood sugar which causes my seizures to come more often?
I begin taking Vimpat and since then have become shaky and nauseated at times. More then once had a seizure after feeling this way. I begin to check blood glucose from my sister machine and noticed my blood sugar has dropped when feeling this way. I want to know if Vimpat is causing this and what ...
- Does indigestion cause seizure?
in 22 years of seizure a good amount of water and sleep will help. Relax the eyes is important. Tegretol xr is the best drug for me. The only negative is I have to increase the amount taken every few years. I am on 1600mg a day now....Please share with me what you know.
- Does dilatin and topomax cause bad breath and b.o
I take very good care of hygeine but still notice bad breath and excessive sweating with bad smell
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