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Review: could Dilantin cause Dizziness?

We study 357 people who have side effects while taking Dilantin from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Dizziness. Find out below who they are, when they have Dizziness and more.

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Dilantin

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

Dizziness

Dizziness (latest reports from 1,294,211 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 356 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin. Among them, 16 people (4.49%) have Dizziness. They amount to 0.00% of all the 1,294,388 people who have Dizziness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dizziness in Dilantin reports

Time on Dilantin when people have Dizziness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dizziness6.67%13.33%20.00%13.33%6.67%6.67%33.33%

Gender of people who have Dizziness when taking Dilantin * :

FemaleMale
Dizziness35.29%64.71%

Age of people who have Dizziness when taking Dilantin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dizziness0.00%0.00%0.00%11.76%23.53%0.00%23.53%41.18%

Severity of Dizziness when taking Dilantin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dizziness13.33%60.00%20.00%6.67%

How people recovered from Dizziness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dizziness0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Seizures (7 people, 43.75%)
  2. Dementia (2 people, 12.50%)
  3. Seizure (2 people, 12.50%)
  4. Dizziness (2 people, 12.50%)
  5. Seizure disorder (2 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (4 people, 25.00%)
  2. Fosamax (2 people, 12.50%)
  3. Namenda (2 people, 12.50%)
  4. Zoloft (2 people, 12.50%)
  5. Dilantin extended release (2 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Had craniotomy 9months ago to remove left frontal lobe meningioma. Put on dilantin for 4 months. Taken off, one month later suffered generalized seizure. EEG showed likelihood of seizure. Put back on dilantin. All side effects returned.
    Supplements taken -vitamin B Complex, Fish oil, vitamin E, multivitamins.
    Severe pain, numbness, pulling/tightening in left leg. Left. Big toe feels absent. Drunken sailor gait. Tend 2 drift 2 d left, especially when turning corners.
    ~ Loss of balance when eyes closed + feet together. Rocks backward

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I also have dizziness headaches and trouble breathing

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • John on Oct, 15, 2010:

    Why this study results for phenytoin for women only not males this medication was prescribed for my newphew.

    Reply

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