Review: could Dilantin cause Dizziness?


Summary

Dizziness is found among people who take Dilantin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Keppra, and have Convulsion . We study 18,543 people who have side effects while taking Dilantin from FDA and social media. Among them, 833 have Dizziness. Find out below who they are, when they have Dizziness and more.

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Dilantin

Dilantin has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is often used in convulsion. (latest outcomes from Dilantin 18,828 users)

Dizziness

Dizziness has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, urinary tract infection, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 179,674 Dizziness patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

18,543 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin.
Among them, 833 people (4.49%) have Dizziness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dilantin cause Dizziness?

Time on Dilantin when people have Dizziness *:

  • < 1 month: 27.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.75 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.75 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.25 %
  • 10+ years: 20.0 %

Gender of people who have Dizziness when taking Dilantin *:

  • female: 61.32 %
  • male: 38.68 %

Age of people who have Dizziness when taking Dilantin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.73 %
  • 10-19: 3.1 %
  • 20-29: 3.47 %
  • 30-39: 9.67 %
  • 40-49: 21.53 %
  • 50-59: 23.72 %
  • 60+: 37.77 %

Severity if Dizziness when taking Dilantin **:

  • least: 15.38 %
  • moderate: 53.85 %
  • severe: 23.08 %
  • most severe: 7.69 %

How people recovered from Dizziness **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Convulsion (276 people)
  • Epilepsy (84 people)
  • Hypertension (58 people)
  • Grand Mal Convulsion (47 people)
  • Osteoporosis (42 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (88 people)
  • Lisinopril (75 people)
  • Depakote (62 people)
  • Aspirin (61 people)
  • Synthroid (57 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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