Phenytoin and Narcotic abuse - from FDA reports


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. This review analyzes which people have Narcotic abuse with Phenytoin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 12,079 people who have side effects when taking Phenytoin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 22, 2017

12,079 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%)
  • Convulsion (3 people, 5.88%)

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.

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