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List of Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) Adverse Effects reported to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Balance Disorder, Condition Aggravated, Disorientation, Epilepsy, Fall, Hodgkin's Disease, Lymphadenopathy, Mass (5196967-7)
on Dec 14, 2006 Female patient from UNITED KINGDOM , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • epilepsy
and was treated with Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium). Patient experienced the following unwanted or unexpected effects: balance disorder, condition aggravated, disorientation, epilepsy, fall, hodgkin's disease, lymphadenopathy, mass. Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) dosage: Oral.
Patient also using the following medications:
  • Phenobarbitone (phenobarbitol)
  • Epilim (valproate Sodium)
  • Antidepressants (antidepressants)


Haemoglobin Decreased, Lymphocyte Count Decreased, Platelet Count Increased, Rash (5191657-9)
Patient was taking Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium). Patient had the following side effects: haemoglobin decreased, lymphocyte count decreased, platelet count increased, rash on Nov 27, 2006 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Female patient , 65 years of age, . Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) dosage: 300 Mg (300 Mg, In 1 D), Oral.
Patient also using the following medications:
  • Valproate Sodium


Epilepsy, Respiratory Tract Infection, White Blood Cell Count Increased (5141059-6)
Adverse event was reported on Oct 17, 2006 by a Male patient taking Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) (Dosage: 300 Mg (1 D), Oral) was diagnosed with
  • epilepsy
  • respiratory tract infection
and. Location: URUGUAY , 29 years of age, weighting 180.8 lb, After Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) was administered, patient had the following side effects: epilepsy, respiratory tract infection, white blood cell count increased.
Patient also using the following medications:
  • Amoxicillin (500 Mg, Oral)


Convulsion, Respiratory Tract Infection (5129384-6)
on Sep 29, 2006 Male patient from URUGUAY , 29 years of age, weighting 180.8 lb, was diagnosed with
  • epilepsy
  • respiratory tract infection
and was treated with Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium). Patient experienced the following unwanted or unexpected effects: convulsion, respiratory tract infection. Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) dosage: 300 Mg (1 D), Oral.
Patient also using the following medications:
  • Amoxicillin (500 Mg, Oral)



Anxiety, Balance Disorder, Confusional State, Dermatitis Contact, Dizziness, Eye Movement Disorder, Insomnia, Memory Impairment (5118755-X)
on Sep 14, 2006 Male patient from UNITED KINGDOM , 52 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • epilepsy
and was treated with Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium). Patient had the following side effects: anxiety, balance disorder, confusional state, dermatitis contact, dizziness, eye movement disorder, insomnia, memory impairment. Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) dosage: 425 Mg (425 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral.

Convulsion, Nervous System Disorder (5088447-4)
Patient was taking Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium). After Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) was administered, patient had the following side effects: convulsion, nervous system disorder on Aug 09, 2006 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Male patient , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • epilepsy
  • influenza immunisation
and. Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) dosage: 300 Mg (300 Mg, 1 In 1 D) Oral.
Patient also using the following medications:
  • Influenza Vaccine (influenza Vaccine)


Convulsion (5046011-7)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 19, 2006 by a Female patient taking Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) (Dosage: 25 Mg (25 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 85 years of age, Patient experienced the following unwanted or unexpected effects: convulsion.

Convulsion (5044372-6)
on Jun 19, 2006 Female patient from UNITED KINGDOM , 85 years of age, was treated with Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium). Patient had the following side effects: convulsion. Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) dosage: 25 Mg (25 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral.

Convulsion, Dizziness, Feeling Abnormal, Memory Impairment, Paranoia (4661099-0)
on Apr 28, 2005 Male patient from , 44 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • epilepsy
  • arthritis
and was treated with Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium). After Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) was administered, patient had the following side effects: convulsion, dizziness, feeling abnormal, memory impairment, paranoia. Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) dosage: 300 Mg (300 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral.
Patient also using the following medications:
  • Diclofenac Sodium
  • Thiamine
  • Chlordiazepoxide
  • Propranolol
  • Nitrazepam
  • Vitamin B Complex Cap


Infection (4655988-0)
Patient was taking Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium). Patient experienced the following unwanted or unexpected effects: infection on Apr 22, 2005 from Additional patient health information: Female patient , 60 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • epilepsy
  • infection
and. Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) dosage: 300 Mg (300 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral.
Patient also using the following medications:
  • Erythromycin (erythromycin)
  • Orciprenaline Sulfate (orciprenaline Sulfate)
Patient was hospitalized.

Confusional State, Coordination Abnormal, Dyspraxia, Gait Disturbance (4638465-2)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 05, 2005 by a Male patient taking Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) (Dosage: 400 Mg (200 Mg, 2 In 1 D), Oral) was diagnosed with
  • epilepsy
and. Location: , 18 years of age, weighting 141.1 lb, Patient had the following side effects: confusional state, coordination abnormal, dyspraxia, gait disturbance.
Patient also using the following medications:
  • Carbamazepine
  • Quetiapine Fumarate
Patient was hospitalized.

Convulsion, Encephalopathy, Hepatic Failure, Overdose, Pyrexia, Renal Impairment, Therapeutic Response Increased (4560644-3)
on Jan 07, 2005 Female patient from , 20 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • therapeutic agent toxicity
and was treated with Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) (phenytoin Sodium). After Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) was administered, patient had the following side effects: convulsion, encephalopathy, hepatic failure, overdose, pyrexia, renal impairment, therapeutic response increased. Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) (phenytoin Sodium) dosage: N/A.
Patient also using the following medications:
  • Acetaminophen (Oral)
  • Ponstan (mefanamic Acid)
  • Salbutamol (salbutamol)
Patient was hospitalized.

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Epanutin (phenytoin Sodium) Adverse Reactions

Convulsion ( 6 Reports)

Balance Disorder ( 2 Reports)

Confusional State ( 2 Reports)

Dizziness ( 2 Reports)

Epilepsy ( 2 Reports)

Memory Impairment ( 2 Reports)

Respiratory Tract Infection ( 2 Reports)

Anxiety ( 1 Reports)

Condition Aggravated ( 1 Reports)

Coordination Abnormal ( 1 Reports)

Dermatitis Contact ( 1 Reports)

Disorientation ( 1 Reports)

Dyspraxia ( 1 Reports)

Encephalopathy ( 1 Reports)

Eye Movement Disorder ( 1 Reports)

Fall ( 1 Reports)

Feeling Abnormal ( 1 Reports)

Gait Disturbance ( 1 Reports)

Haemoglobin Decreased ( 1 Reports)

Hepatic Failure ( 1 Reports)

Hodgkin's Disease ( 1 Reports)

Infection ( 1 Reports)

Insomnia ( 1 Reports)

Lymphadenopathy ( 1 Reports)

Lymphocyte Count Decreased ( 1 Reports)

Mass ( 1 Reports)

Movement Disorder ( 1 Reports)

Nervous System Disorder ( 1 Reports)

Overdose ( 1 Reports)

Paranoia ( 1 Reports)

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