Review: could Dilantin cause Vertigo?


Summary

Vertigo is found among people who take Dilantin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Keppra, and have Seizure . We study 1,400 people who have side effects while taking Dilantin from FDA and social media. Among them, 60 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Dilantin

Dilantin has active ingredients of phenytoin. It is often used in convulsion. (latest outcomes from Dilantin 4,823 users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, fatigue (latest reports from 262,344 Vertigo patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

1,400 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilantin.
Among them, 60 people (4.29%) have Vertigo


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dilantin cause Vertigo?

Time on Dilantin when people have Vertigo *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Dilantin *:

  • female: 57.14 %
  • male: 42.86 %

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Dilantin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.56 %
  • 10-19: 5.13 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.69 %
  • 40-49: 17.95 %
  • 50-59: 17.95 %
  • 60+: 48.72 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Seizure (28 people, 46.67%)
  • Hypertension (5 people, 8.33%)
  • Epilepsy (5 people, 8.33%)
  • Pain (4 people, 6.67%)
  • Depression (4 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (14 people, 23.33%)
  • Lamictal (9 people, 15.00%)
  • Vimpat (8 people, 13.33%)
  • Metoprolol (5 people, 8.33%)
  • Levetiracetam. (5 people, 8.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Seizure (19 people, 31.67%)
  • Nausea (13 people, 21.67%)
  • Headache (13 people, 21.67%)
  • Tremor (12 people, 20.00%)
  • Fatigue (10 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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