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Old 01-19-2003, 09:42 PM   #1
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Question Question about "generic" Phenytoin

I have heard that 'phenytoin', as a generic substitution for 'dilantin', is not good because it is absorbed differently by the liver. As such; the generic can not be taken the same way (time/dosage) as was dilantin.

Does anyone know if this is true, and more importantly if so, do you know where I can locate any reference information on this?

 
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Old 01-22-2003, 12:16 AM   #2
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Forgive me for replying to my own query, but I just completed a "generic phenytoin" search on google and found a bunch of articles that basically imply that the use of generic's as a substitution for dilantin is NOT a good idea.

 
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Old 01-23-2003, 04:45 PM   #3
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We were told to use Dilantin and not the Generic. Check with your Pharmacist. THey are a great resource for med info, sometimes better than the docs!! If pharmacy says name brand is best, ask the doc to write it that way in the perscription....Best wishes,...
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