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From FDA reports: side effects of Phenytoin Ex Cap 100 Mg for a Female patient aged 61

This is a personalized study for a 61 year old female patient. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 29,110 people who take the same drug and have side effectsfrom FDA.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 29,110 people who reported to have side effects when taking Phenytoin Ex Cap 100 Mg are studied

Trend of Phenytoin Ex Cap 100 Mg's drug interactions, side effects, and effectiveness reports (3253929)

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 61

Gender: female

Conditions: Epilepsy

Drugs taking:
- Phenytoin Ex Cap 100 Mg: used for 1 - 6 months

Side effects have: Product Taste Abnormal, Product Substitution Issue, Capsule Issue

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes among females aged 61 (±5):

Side effectNumber of reports
Product Taste Abnormal2 (0.09%)
Product Substitution Issue6 (0.28%)
Capsule Issue2 (0.09%)

Most common side effects experienced by females aged 61 (±5) in the use of Phenytoin Ex Cap 100 Mg:

Side effectNumber of reports
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)544
Headache (pain in head)376
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)372
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)338
Dizziness313
Fall292
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)271
Asthenia (weakness)253
Depression230
Confusional State214

Most common side effects experienced by females aged 61 (±5) in long term use of Phenytoin Ex Cap 100 Mg:

Side effectNumber of reports
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)12
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)11
Thermal Burn (burn by heat)8
Lactic Acidosis (low ph in body tissues)8
Weight Decreased6
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)6
Lip Swelling6
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)6
Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)6
Hypersensitivity6

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Product Taste Abnormal16 (0.05%)
Product Substitution Issue182 (0.63%)
Capsule Issue4 (0.01%)

Most common side effects experienced by people in the use of Phenytoin Ex Cap 100 Mg:

Side effectNumber of reports
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)8,942
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)3,240
Fall2,874
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)2,671
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)2,646
Pyrexia (fever)2,629
Drug Ineffective2,556
Dizziness2,423
Headache (pain in head)2,258
Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)2,074

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use of Phenytoin Ex Cap 100 Mg:

Side effectNumber of reports
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)212
Fall120
Dizziness89
Depression65
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)60
Drug Ineffective56
Insomnia (sleeplessness)56
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)55
Arthralgia (joint pain)52
Confusional State52

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