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From FDA reports: side effects of Phenytoin Extended Caps 100mg Taro for a Male patient aged 64

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Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 64

Gender: male

Conditions: Convulsion

Drugs taking:
- Phenytoin Extended Caps 100mg Taro: used for < 1 month

Side effects have: Abasia, Anticonvulsant Drug Level Decreased, Convulsion, Metabolic Disorder, Pharmaceutical Product Complaint, Speech Disorder

On Jan, 27, 2014: 3,442 people who reported to have side effects when taking Phenytoin Extended Caps 100mg Taro are studied

Trend of Phenytoin Extended Caps 100mg Taro's drug interactions, side effects, and effectiveness reports (2703238)

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Abasia (inability to walk)1 (0.48%)
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Decreased7 (3.35%)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)23 (11.00%)
Metabolic Disorder (an abnormal function and pattern of body fat. insulin resistance refers to the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin in promoting the transport of the sugar glucose, from blood into muscles and other tissues)2 (0.96%)
Pharmaceutical Product Complaint4 (1.91%)
Speech Disorder1 (0.48%)

Most common side effects experienced by males aged 64 (±5) in the use of Phenytoin Extended Caps 100mg Taro:

Side effectNumber of reports
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)23
Pyrexia (fever)18
Asthenia (weakness)17
Drug Ineffective15
Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)14
Fall13
Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)12
Drug Level Nos Below Therapeutic11
Convulsions Nos Aggravated11
Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms (adverse drug reactions with rash)8

Most common side effects experienced by males aged 64 (±5) in long term use of Phenytoin Extended Caps 100mg Taro:

Side effectNumber of reports
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)2
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)2
Drug Level Nos Above Therapeutic1
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Decreased1
Wrong Technique In Drug Usage Process1
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal Aureus Infection1
Urinary Tract Infection Nos1
Fall1

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

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Abasia (inability to walk)15 (0.44%)
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Decreased108 (3.14%)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)527 (15.31%)
Metabolic Disorder (an abnormal function and pattern of body fat. insulin resistance refers to the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin in promoting the transport of the sugar glucose, from blood into muscles and other tissues)7 (0.20%)
Pharmaceutical Product Complaint83 (2.41%)
Speech Disorder29 (0.84%)

Most common side effects experienced by people in the use of Phenytoin Extended Caps 100mg Taro:

Side effectNumber of reports
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)527
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)406
Pyrexia (fever)309
Convulsions Nos Aggravated242
Drug Ineffective232
Drug Interaction218
Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)185
Fall164
Drug Level Nos Below Therapeutic146
Condition Aggravated (worse condition)126

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use of Phenytoin Extended Caps 100mg Taro:

Side effectNumber of reports
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)17
Dizziness15
Balance Disorder10
Fall10
Drug Toxicity8
Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)8
Drug Ineffective7
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Decreased7
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Below Therapeutic7
Pharmaceutical Product Complaint6

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