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Review: could Phenytoin cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus could be caused by Phenytoin, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, also take Carbamazepine, and have Post-traumatic stress disorder.

We study 3,504 people who have side effects while taking Phenytoin from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Phenytoin sodium

Phenytoin sodium (latest outcomes from 3,575 users) has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is often used in epilepsy.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 112,988 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 3,487 people reported to have side effects when taking Phenytoin sodium. Among them, 12 people (0.34%) have Tinnitus. They amount to 0.01% of all the 112,959 people who have Tinnitus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Tinnitus in Phenytoin sodium reports

Time on Phenytoin sodium when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus20.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%40.00%

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

FemaleMale
Tinnitus33.33%66.67%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%37.50%25.00%37.50%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Phenytoin sodium ** :

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

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Post-traumatic stress disorder (4 people, 33.33%)
  2. Convulsion (2 people, 16.67%)
  3. Anxiety (2 people, 16.67%)
  4. Syncope (2 people, 16.67%)
  5. Epilepsy (1 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Carbamazepine (4 people, 33.33%)
  2. Diazepam (4 people, 33.33%)
  3. Tramadol hcl (4 people, 33.33%)
  4. Phenytoin sodium cap (3 people, 25.00%)
  5. Paroxetine hcl (3 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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