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Review: could Dilantin cause Vertigo (Dizziness)?

We study 360 people who have side effects while taking Dilantin from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

Get connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Dilantin and have Vertigo >>>

Dilantin

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

Vertigo

Vertigo (latest reports from 1,295,369 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 357 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin. Among them, 14 people (3.92%) have Vertigo.

Trend of Vertigo in Dilantin reports

Time on Dilantin when people have Vertigo * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vertigo7.69%7.69%15.38%15.38%7.69%7.69%38.46%

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Dilantin * :

FemaleMale
Vertigo33.33%66.67%

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Dilantin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vertigo0.00%0.00%0.00%13.33%20.00%0.00%20.00%46.67%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Dilantin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo15.38%53.85%23.08%7.69%

How people recovered from Vertigo ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vertigo0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Seizures (6 people, 42.86%)
  2. Seizure (2 people, 14.29%)
  3. Seizure disorder (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. Dizziness (2 people, 14.29%)
  5. Dementia (2 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (4 people, 28.57%)
  2. Fosamax (2 people, 14.29%)
  3. Atenolol (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. Namenda (2 people, 14.29%)
  5. Dilantin extended release (2 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Had craniotomy 9months ago to remove left frontal lobe meningioma. Put on dilantin for 4 months. Taken off, one month later suffered generalized seizure. EEG showed likelihood of seizure. Put back on dilantin. All side effects returned.
    Supplements taken -vitamin B Complex, Fish oil, vitamin E, multivitamins.
    Severe pain, numbness, pulling/tightening in left leg. Left. Big toe feels absent. Drunken sailor gait. Tend 2 drift 2 d left, especially when turning corners.
    ~ Loss of balance when eyes closed + feet together. Rocks backward

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I also have dizziness headaches and trouble breathing

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • John on Oct, 15, 2010:

    Why this study results for phenytoin for women only not males this medication was prescribed for my newphew.

    Reply

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On eHealthMe, Dilantin (phenytoin sodium) is often used for epilepsy. Find out below the conditions Dilantin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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Vertigo is also known as: Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Lightheadedness - dizzy, Loss of balance.

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