Review: could Dilantin cause Leg swelling (Foot, leg, and ankle swelling)?
Summary: Leg swelling is reported only by a few people who take Dilantin.
We study 367 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 has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 960 Dilantin users)
Leg swelling has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypothyroidism. (latest reports from 1,420 Leg swelling patients)
On Feb, 7, 2015: 366 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin. Among them, 1 people (0.27%) has Leg Swelling.
Time on Dilantin when people have Leg swelling * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Leg swelling||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Gender of people who have Leg swelling when taking Dilantin * :
|Leg swelling||100.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Leg swelling when taking Dilantin * :
|Leg swelling||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Severity of Leg swelling when taking Dilantin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Leg swelling||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Leg swelling ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- High blood sugar - infants (1 people, 100.00%)
- Water retention (1 people, 100.00%)
- Seizures (1 people, 100.00%)
- High blood pressure (1 people, 100.00%)
- Cancer pain (1 people, 100.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Insulin (1 people, 100.00%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (1 people, 100.00%)
- Keppra (1 people, 100.00%)
- Norvasc (1 people, 100.00%)
- Sandostatin (1 people, 100.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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