Could Dilantin cause Fainting - from FDA reports


Summary

Fainting is found among people who take Dilantin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Lasix, and have Calcium deficiency . We study 5,002 people who have side effects while taking Dilantin from FDA. Among them, 62 have Fainting. Find out below who they are, when they have Fainting and more.

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Dilantin

Dilantin has active ingredients of phenytoin. It is often used in seizures. (latest outcomes from Dilantin 5,130 users)

Fainting

Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, primary pulmonary hypertension (latest reports from 69,946 Fainting patients).

On Jan, 14, 2017

5,002 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin.
Among them, 62 people (1.24%) have Fainting


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dilantin cause Fainting?

Time on Dilantin when people have Fainting *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 66.67 %

Gender of people who have Fainting when taking Dilantin *:

  • female: 80.33 %
  • male: 19.67 %

Age of people who have Fainting when taking Dilantin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.64 %
  • 30-39: 7.27 %
  • 40-49: 9.09 %
  • 50-59: 7.27 %
  • 60+: 72.73 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Neoplasm Malignant (19 people, 30.65%)
  • Metastases To Spine (19 people, 30.65%)
  • Calcium Deficiency (19 people, 30.65%)
  • Lung Neoplasm (18 people, 29.03%)
  • Seizures (4 people, 6.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (28 people, 45.16%)
  • Zometa (27 people, 43.55%)
  • Vioxx (27 people, 43.55%)
  • Synthroid (27 people, 43.55%)
  • Peridex (27 people, 43.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (32 people, 51.61%)
  • Weakness (30 people, 48.39%)
  • Pneumonia (28 people, 45.16%)
  • Depression (28 people, 45.16%)
  • Aseptic Necrosis (28 people, 45.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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