Phenytoin and Narcotic abuse - from FDA reports


Summary

Narcotic abuse is found among people who take Phenytoin, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old also take medication Alprazolam, and have Depression . We study 12,077 people who have side effects while taking Phenytoin from FDA. Among them, 51 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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Phenytoin

Phenytoin has active ingredients of phenytoin. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Phenytoin 12,320 users)

Narcotic Abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, drug abuse, drug dependence, pain, depression (latest reports from 32,289 Narcotic abuse patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

12,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Phenytoin.
Among them, 51 people (0.42%) have Narcotic Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Phenytoin cause Narcotic abuse?

Gender of people who have Narcotic Abuse when taking Phenytoin *:

  • female: 34 %
  • male: 66 %

Age of people who have Narcotic Abuse when taking Phenytoin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.04 %
  • 20-29: 8.16 %
  • 30-39: 18.37 %
  • 40-49: 32.65 %
  • 50-59: 10.2 %
  • 60+: 28.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (6 people, 11.76%)
  • Pain (5 people, 9.80%)
  • Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (4 people, 7.84%)
  • Metastases To Spine (4 people, 7.84%)
  • Epilepsy (4 people, 7.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Diazepam (12 people, 23.53%)
  • Alprazolam (12 people, 23.53%)
  • Fluoxetine (11 people, 21.57%)
  • Fentanyl (10 people, 19.61%)
  • Oxycodone (8 people, 15.69%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Abuse And Dependence (50 people, 98.04%)
  • Convulsion (9 people, 17.65%)
  • Cardiac Arrest (7 people, 13.73%)
  • Completed Suicide (6 people, 11.76%)
  • Cardio-Respiratory Arrest (6 people, 11.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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