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Review: Gabapentin and Dilantin

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Gabapentin and Dilantin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 209 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,365 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is used in neuralgia.

Dilantin (latest outcomes from 950 users) has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is used in epilepsy.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 209 people who take Gabapentin, Dilantin are studied

Gabapentin, Dilantin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Gabapentin (gabapentin)
- Dilantin (phenytoin sodium)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Gabapentin is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Dilantin is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
SomnolencePneumoniaMicturition UrgencyCyanosisVaginitis AtrophicDehydrationSuicide AttemptConvulsion
PyrexiaCyanosisMental Status ChangesTonic SeizuresTonic SeizuresConvulsionA-fibGrand Mal Convulsion
AstheniaInfectious Pleural EffusionObsessive-compulsive DisorderAnticonvulsant Drug Level DecreasedCondition AggravatedDrowsinessCondition Aggravated
Balance DisorderDecreased AppetiteOligomenorrhoea NosAnticonvulsant Drug Level Below TherapeuticAgitationFall
Altered State Of ConsciousnessDehydrationPharyngitis NosVision BlurredMyoclonusFatigue
ConvulsionLethargyMemory ImpairmentSubdural HaemorrhageStressGait Disturbance
Urine AbnormalityInjection Site ErythemaLethargyDizzinessWeight DecreasedDepression
Grand Mal ConvulsionPseudomonas InfectionHypertonic BladderDrug IneffectiveTicMemory Impairment
ParaesthesiaHyponatraemiaHemiparesisDyskinesiaTremor
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Below TherapeuticSkin ExfoliationHypothyroidismFallAsthenia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Gabapentin is effective0.00%
(0 of 9 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
Dilantin is effective55.56%
(5 of 9 people)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Urine AbnormalityGrand Mal Convulsion
PneumoniaConvulsion
SomnolenceCondition Aggravated
InsomniaFall
Altered State Of ConsciousnessDysarthria
PruritusDifficulty In Walking
Drug IneffectiveTremor
Gait DisturbanceDepression
Balance DisorderMemory Impairment
AstheniaAbnormal Behaviour

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gabapentin is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 15 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
Dilantin is effectiven/an/an/a6.67%
(1 of 15 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aHypertension NosDrop AttacksDrug Level DecreasedGrand Mal ConvulsionDrug IneffectiveGrand Mal ConvulsionUrine Abnormality
Hepatic FailureMyoclonusVisual Disturbance NosPancreatitis NosEpileptic AuraConvulsionAsthenia
Haemoglobin IncreasedDrug EruptionMemory ImpairmentLiver Function Tests Nos AbnormalCyanosisPneumoniaBalance Disorder
Dyskinesia NecSudden DeathGrand Mal ConvulsionSomnolenceTonic ConvulsionAnticonvulsant Drug Level Below TherapeuticSomnolence
HypotensionConvulsionPneumoniaInsomniaComplex Partial SeizuresHaematocheziaAnaemia
Appetite DecreasedEpilepsyVomitingCompleted SuicideGrand Mal ConvulsionPruritusDevice Related Infection
Respiratory DistressAbortion Spontaneous NosTremorSimple Partial SeizuresMuscular WeaknessAltered State Of Consciousness
Pleural EffusionCondition AggravatedBack PainParaesthesia NecFatigueParaesthesia
Pancreatitis HaemorrhagicEssential TremorPneumoniaFeeling AbnormalFaeces DiscolouredConvulsion
DysarthriaConvulsionAgitationHepatic Function AbnormalGait DisturbanceHypophagia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Gabapentin (gabapentin) is often used to treat neuralgia. Dilantin (phenytoin sodium) 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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