Who have Fainting with Dilantin?


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 Seizures . We study 1,690 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 has active ingredients of phenytoin. It is often used in seizures. (latest outcomes from Dilantin 5,125 users)


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 69,934 Fainting patients).

On Nov, 08, 2016

1,690 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin.
Among them, 11 people (0.65%) 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 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%)

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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