Review: could Dilantin cause Edema?


Edema is found among people who take Dilantin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Keppra, and have Menstrual cycle management . We study 1,689 people who have side effects while taking Dilantin from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Edema. Find out below who they are, when they have Edema and more.

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Dilantin has active ingredients of phenytoin. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Dilantin 5,119 users)


Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 40,477 Edema patients).

On Oct, 22, 2016

1,689 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin.
Among them, 9 people (0.53%) have Edema

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dilantin cause Edema?

Gender of people who have Edema when taking Dilantin *:

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Edema when taking Dilantin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 33.33 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Seizure (1 person, 11.11%)
  • Osteoporosis (1 person, 11.11%)
  • Nausea (1 person, 11.11%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (1 person, 11.11%)
  • Menstrual Cycle Management (1 person, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Tegretol (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Phenobarbital. (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Norco (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Aspirin. (2 people, 22.22%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pyrexia (5 people, 55.56%)
  • Memory Impairment (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Malaise (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Fatigue (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Dysphagia (2 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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