Review: could Dilantin cause Hypotension?


Summary

Hypotension is found among people who take Dilantin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Convulsion . We study 19,539 people who have side effects while taking Dilantin from FDA and social media. Among them, 447 have Hypotension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypotension and more.

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Dilantin

Dilantin has active ingredients of phenytoin. It is often used in convulsion. (latest outcomes from Dilantin 20,084 users)

Hypotension

Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, multi-organ failure, acute kidney failure, arrhythmias, pneumonia (latest reports from 105,267 Hypotension patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

19,539 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin.
Among them, 447 people (2.29%) have Hypotension


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dilantin cause Hypotension?

Time on Dilantin when people have Hypotension *:

  • < 1 month: 59.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.13 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.26 %
  • 10+ years: 10.64 %

Gender of people who have Hypotension when taking Dilantin *:

  • female: 52.05 %
  • male: 47.95 %

Age of people who have Hypotension when taking Dilantin *:

  • 0-1: 0.77 %
  • 2-9: 0.51 %
  • 10-19: 2.31 %
  • 20-29: 5.38 %
  • 30-39: 10.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.87 %
  • 50-59: 21.28 %
  • 60+: 44.87 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Convulsion (73 people)
  • Hypertension (19 people)
  • Hiv Infection (18 people)
  • Agitation (16 people)
  • Toxoplasmosis (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (48 people)
  • Keppra (47 people)
  • Aspirin (40 people)
  • Neurontin (39 people)
  • Ativan (36 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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