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

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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

On Jan, 24, 2014: 28,579 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)

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Product Taste Abnormal1 (0.05%)
Product Substitution Issue3 (0.14%)
Capsule Issue1 (0.05%)

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

Side effectNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)320
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)263
Headache (pain in head)191
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)181
Dizziness163
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)152
Fall142
Depression112
Confusional State106
Drug Ineffective101

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

Side effectNumber of reports
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)11
Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)6
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)6
Thermal Burn (burn by heat)4
Lactic Acidosis (low ph in body tissues)4
Weight Decreased3
Hypersensitivity3
Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)3
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)3
Lip Swelling3

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

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Product Taste Abnormal6 (0.02%)
Product Substitution Issue91 (0.32%)
Capsule Issue2 (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)4,357
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)3,142
Pyrexia (fever)2,591
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)1,584
Drug Interaction1,478
Fall1,410
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)1,305
Dizziness1,246
Drug Ineffective1,206
Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)1,025

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)103
Fall60
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)53
Dizziness46
Depression34
Drug Toxicity32
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)29
Insomnia (sleeplessness)28
Drug Ineffective28
Confusional State26

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