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Review: could Dilantin cause Fainting?

Summary: Fainting could be caused by Dilantin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Calcium, and have Anxiety.

We study 351 people who have side effects while taking Dilantin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Fainting. Find out below who they are, when they have Fainting and more.

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Dilantin

Dilantin (latest outcomes from 943 users) has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is often used in epilepsy.

Fainting

Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) (latest reports from 317,172 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 19, 2014: 351 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin. Among them, 2 people (0.57%) have Fainting. They amount to 0.00% of all the 317,168 people who have Fainting on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fainting in Dilantin reports

Time on Dilantin when people have Fainting * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fainting0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Fainting when taking Dilantin * :

FemaleMale
Fainting0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Fainting when taking Dilantin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fainting0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%

Severity of Fainting when taking Dilantin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fainting0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fainting ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Seizures (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Calcium (2 people, 100.00%)
  2. Prilosec (2 people, 100.00%)
  3. Coumadin (2 people, 100.00%)
  4. Plavix (2 people, 100.00%)
  5. Aspirin (2 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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