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Review: could Dilantin cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus could be caused by Dilantin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take Aspirin, and have Heart attack.

We study 351 people who have side effects while taking Dilantin from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 260 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin. Among them, 1 people (0.38%) has Tinnitus. They amount to 0.00% of all the 112,959 people who have Tinnitus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Tinnitus in Dilantin reports

Time on Dilantin when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Dilantin * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Dilantin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Dilantin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Heart attack (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Asthma (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Blood albumin decreased (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. High blood cholesterol and triglycerides (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Seizure disorder (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Niacin (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Atenolol (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Crestor (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Plavix (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • CAN THERE BE ANY INTERACTION BETWEEN THIS DRUGS TO CAUSE AN INCREASE IN THE LEVEL OF MY TINNITUS

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