Dilantin and Narcotic abuse - from FDA reports


Narcotic abuse is found among people who take Dilantin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old also take medication Lexapro, and have Narcolepsy. This review analyzes which people have Narcotic abuse with Dilantin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,494 people who have side effects when taking Dilantin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 11, 2017

5,494 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin.
Among them, 9 people (0.16%) have Narcotic Abuse

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dilantin cause Narcotic abuse?

Gender of people who have Narcotic Abuse when taking Dilantin *:

  • female: 44.44 %
  • male: 55.56 %

Age of people who have Narcotic Abuse 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: 42.86 %
  • 50-59: 42.86 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Narcolepsy (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Seizures (1 person, 11.11%)
  • Mood Swings (1 person, 11.11%)
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration (1 person, 11.11%)
  • Drug Dependence (1 person, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lexapro (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Xyrem (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Xanax (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Risperdal (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Alcohol (2 people, 22.22%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Abuse And Dependence (5 people, 55.56%)
  • Drug Screen Positive (3 people, 33.33%)
  • Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Drug Diversion (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Back Pain (2 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Narcotic abuse when taking Dilantin?


Dilantin has active ingredients of phenytoin. It is often used in generalized tonic-clonic seizure. (latest outcomes from Dilantin 5,635 users)

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