Phenytoin sodium and Tinnitus - from FDA reports


Summary

Tinnitus is found among people who take Phenytoin Sodium, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Carbamazepine, and have Post-traumatic stress disorder . We study 4,052 people who have side effects while taking Phenytoin sodium from FDA. Among them, 11 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Phenytoin Sodium

Phenytoin sodium has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Phenytoin sodium 4,190 users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis (latest reports from 28,280 Tinnitus patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

4,052 people reported to have side effects when taking Phenytoin Sodium.
Among them, 11 people (0.27%) have Tinnitus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Phenytoin sodium cause Tinnitus?

Time on Phenytoin Sodium when people have Tinnitus *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 50 %

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Phenytoin Sodium *:

  • female: 45.45 %
  • male: 54.55 %

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Phenytoin Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 28.57 %
  • 50-59: 28.57 %
  • 60+: 42.86 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (2 people, 18.18%)
  • Fainting (2 people, 18.18%)
  • Convulsion (2 people, 18.18%)
  • Insomnia (1 person, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Carbamazepine (5 people, 45.45%)
  • Diazepam (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Escitalopram Oxalate (3 people, 27.27%)
  • Phenytoin (2 people, 18.18%)
  • Escitalopram (2 people, 18.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (6 people, 54.55%)
  • Memory Loss (6 people, 54.55%)
  • Rectal Haemorrhage (5 people, 45.45%)
  • Mood Swings (5 people, 45.45%)
  • Dehydration (5 people, 45.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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