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Review: could Dilantin cause Dizziness?

Summary: Dizziness could be caused by Dilantin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take Aspirin, and have Seizures.

We study 351 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.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 260 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin. Among them, 16 people (6.15%) have Dizziness. They amount to 0.00% of all the 1,287,332 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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  • From this study (1 year 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

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  • From this study (1 year 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.

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