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Review: could Dilantin cause Leg swelling?

We study 357 people who have side effects while taking Dilantin from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Leg swelling and more.

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Dilantin

Dilantin (latest outcomes from 950 users) has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is often used in epilepsy.

Leg swelling

Leg swelling (latest reports from 4,250 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pain.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 356 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin. Among them, 1 people (0.28%) has Leg Swelling. They amount to 0.02% of all the 4,194 people who have Leg Swelling on eHealthMe.

Trend of Leg swelling in Dilantin reports

Time on Dilantin when people have Leg swelling * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Leg swelling0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Gender of people who have Leg swelling when taking Dilantin * :

FemaleMale
Leg swelling100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Leg swelling when taking Dilantin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Leg swelling0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Leg swelling when taking Dilantin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Leg swelling0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Leg swelling ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. High blood sugar - infants (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Water retention (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Seizures (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. High blood pressure (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Cancer pain (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Insulin (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Keppra (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Norvasc (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Sandostatin (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I've been diagnosed with sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis. I have only tested minimally positive on the anti-CCP test and had a slightly high SED rate. My most recent tests showed some slight elevation in some RA marker tests, but nothing really significant. My rheumatologist is now doubting whether I have RA or some other pain syndrome going on.

    Reply

    IHateRA on Jul, 22, 2014:

    My first RA Dr. put me on Plaquenil, it seemed to work for six months, then stopped - I thought the dose would be adjusted but it wasn't, so I went to another RA Doc - C-RP wasn't too high, sero neg. Was put on methotrexate - I ended up with a mouth sore the NEXT day, then bumps started appearing on my face, like zits, but NOT zits. I didn't touch them, but they ulcerated, left me full of scars on face, legs, etc - I have been OFF methotrexate for 5 years AND still have the same problem along with a daily fever (100+) and severe sweating - I knew the bumps were a sign of being allergic to Methotrexate, I quit it right away, called Dr. to get in - they told me 3 months (I was an established patient). In terms of fever and sweating, the ONLY thing I have in common with some of these posts and drug lists is METHOTREXATE - I wouldn't allow a pet to take it. I seem to have more in common with a friend who as MS - but my reg. doc doesn't listen to that. I can't take bio. drugs (live in "fungal" region), so I take pain medicine - as little as possible, I guess the Methotrexate is STILL messing with my body. I have a very good acupuncturist - when I told him that my Doc. wasn't "sure" about RA, he poked me (lightly) with his finger in two places and ask which hurt more. He confirmed the RA as it travels on certain meridians in Chinese medicine. Had I picked a different spot for hurting more, then we would have to figure out what I really had. My joints are deteriorating but now I'm afraid of the drugs for RA, so I just put up with and manage the pain (which is extreme) with pain meds, cold therapy (I love my cryo-cuff), and acupuncture. I wish that the side effects of RA drugs weren't as bad as they are! Leaving Cymbalta, Lyrica, Plaquenil and Methotrexate (all at different times) OUT of my body made me realize that they did affect me - I was "foggy" and sluggish mentally but didn't really notice it until I quit them.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I am now unable to walk with my crutches, my primary doctor put in for a wheelchair. This CRPS is getting worse and worse every day and spreading to both feet both knees both legs.

    Reply

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