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

This is a personalized study for a 64 year old male patient. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,547 people who take the same drug and have side effectsfrom FDA.

On Oct, 30, 2014: 3,547 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)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes among males aged 64 (±5):

Side effectNumber of reports
Abasia (inability to walk)2 (0.88%)
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Decreased14 (6.19%)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)52 (23.01%)
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)4 (1.77%)
Pharmaceutical Product Complaint8 (3.54%)
Speech Disorder2 (0.88%)

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)52
Drug Ineffective36
Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)28
Fall26
Rash (redness)22
Drug Level Nos Below Therapeutic22
Convulsions Nos Aggravated20
Pyrexia (fever)20
Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms (adverse drug reactions with rash)18
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Decreased14

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

Side effectNumber of reports
Wrong Technique In Drug Usage Process2
Drug Level Nos Above Therapeutic2
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Decreased2
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal Aureus Infection2
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)2
Fall2
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)2
Urinary Tract Infection Nos2

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

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Abasia (inability to walk)30 (0.85%)
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Decreased220 (6.20%)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)1,090 (30.73%)
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)12 (0.34%)
Pharmaceutical Product Complaint166 (4.68%)
Speech Disorder52 (1.47%)

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)1,090
Drug Ineffective484
Convulsions Nos Aggravated419
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)415
Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)382
Drug Interaction376
Fall330
Pyrexia (fever)317
Drug Level Nos Below Therapeutic292
Condition Aggravated (worse condition)252

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)34
Dizziness26
Fall20
Balance Disorder20
Drug Toxicity16
Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)16
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Decreased14
Drug Ineffective14
Anticonvulsant Drug Level Below Therapeutic14
Coordination Abnormal (abnormal movement)12

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