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Old 01-19-2003, 08:42 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 01-21-2003, 11:16 PM   #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.

Old 01-23-2003, 03:45 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,...
mom of 2 teens who have battled seiuzres.

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