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Review: Coumadin and Phenytoin

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Coumadin and Phenytoin. It is created by eHealthMe based on 1,434 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: 1,434 people who reported to have interactions when taking Coumadin, Phenytoin are studied

Trend of Coumadin, Phenytoin's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4941802)

Drug combinations in study:
- Coumadin (warfarin sodium)
- Phenytoin (phenytoin)

eHealthMe real world results:

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety484
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)456
Asthenia (weakness)443
Pain431
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)412
International Normalised Ratio Increased338
Fall304
Pneumonia285
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)262
Depression251

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Aphasia (damage to the parts of the brain that control language)15
International Normalised Ratio Increased10
Headache (pain in head)8
Confusional State8
Haemorrhagic Stroke (stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain)8
Cerebral Artery Embolism (sudden blocking of an artery by a clot or foreign material)8
Insomnia (sleeplessness)8
Pain In Extremity8
Cerebral Haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)8
Drug Level Nos Decreased6

How effective are the drugs:

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion
  2. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
  3. Glioblastoma multiforme
  4. Hypertension
  5. Pain

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

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

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Coumadin (warfarin sodium) is often used to treat blood clots. Phenytoin (phenytoin) 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.

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