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Review: could Phenytoin cause Narcotic abuse?

Summary: Narcotic abuse could be caused by Phenytoin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take Omeprazole, and have Pain.

We study 10,947 people who have side effects while taking Phenytoin from FDA and social media. Among them, 26 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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Phenytoin

Phenytoin (latest outcomes from 11,090 users) has active ingredients of phenytoin. It is often used in epilepsy.

Narcotic abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) (latest reports from 45,299 patients) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, back pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 10,927 people reported to have side effects when taking Phenytoin. Among them, 26 people (0.24%) have Narcotic Abuse. They amount to 0.06% of all the 45,233 people who have Narcotic Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Narcotic abuse in Phenytoin reports

Time on Phenytoin when people have Narcotic abuse * :

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

FemaleMale
Narcotic abuse38.46%61.54%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Narcotic abuse0.00%0.00%4.00%16.00%28.00%8.00%8.00%36.00%

Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Phenytoin ** :

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How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (5 people, 19.23%)
  2. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (4 people, 15.38%)
  3. Metastases to spine (4 people, 15.38%)
  4. Convulsion (3 people, 11.54%)
  5. Insomnia (2 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Omeprazole (5 people, 19.23%)
  2. Acetaminophen (5 people, 19.23%)
  3. Amlodipine (5 people, 19.23%)
  4. Buscopan comp. (4 people, 15.38%)
  5. Clonidine (4 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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