Review: could Dilantin cause Fainting?


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 Aspirin., and have Seizure . We study 1,400 people who have side effects while taking Dilantin from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 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 convulsion. (latest outcomes from Dilantin 4,823 users)

Fainting

Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) has been reported by people with hypotension, drug ineffective, drowsiness, fatigue, loss of consciousness (latest reports from 68,272 Fainting patients).

On Sep, 26, 2016

1,400 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin.
Among them, 11 people (0.79%) have Fainting


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dilantin cause Fainting?

Time on Dilantin when people have Fainting *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 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: 100 %

Gender of people who have Fainting when taking Dilantin *:

  • female: 90 %
  • male: 10 %

Age of people who have Fainting when taking Dilantin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Seizure (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Epilepsy (2 people, 18.18%)
  • Supplementation Therapy (1 person, 9.09%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (1 person, 9.09%)
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased (1 person, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (3 people, 27.27%)
  • Aspirin. (3 people, 27.27%)
  • Plavix (2 people, 18.18%)
  • Glipizide. (2 people, 18.18%)
  • Crestor (2 people, 18.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Fall (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Asthenia (3 people, 27.27%)
  • Abdominal Pain (3 people, 27.27%)
  • Dizziness (2 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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