Review: could Dilantin cause Narcotic Abuse?


Summary

Narcotic abuse is found among people who take Dilantin, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Neurontin, and have Convulsion . We study 18,543 people who have side effects while taking Dilantin from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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Dilantin

Dilantin has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is often used in convulsion. (latest outcomes from Dilantin 18,828 users)

Narcotic Abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) has been reported by people with breathing - slowed or stopped, intentional overdose, drug abuse and dependence, drug withdrawal syndrome, multiple drug overdose (latest reports from 15,149 Narcotic abuse patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

18,543 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin.
Among them, 15 people (0.08%) have Narcotic Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dilantin cause Narcotic abuse?

Time on Dilantin when people have Narcotic Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 7.14 %
  • 20-29: 7.14 %
  • 30-39: 50.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 7.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Convulsion (5 people)
  • Myalgia (2 people)
  • Depression (2 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (2 people)
  • Anxiety (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (6 people)
  • Topamax (4 people)
  • Lexapro (3 people)
  • Klonopin (3 people)
  • Depakote (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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