Question by  emilyjones (69)

Can you compare dilantin to the generic form of dilantin?

What is the difference between dilantin and the generic.


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

Chemically there is no difference, they are the same drug. The only difference is cost, generic is less expensive. A generic form only available after patent expires from original manufacturer.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

Any generic drug contains the exact same chemical makeup as the brand name drug. The only difference is how much you pay, because brand-name drugs spend vast amounts of money on advertising. Both pills have to pass very stringent FDA tests to ensure they are both exactly the same and equally effective.


Answer by  oddflash (902)

Dilantin is the manufacturers name for the anticonvulsant drug phenytoin. There is no difference between the generic form of phenytoin and the more well known Dilantin. When a company finds a drug they own the patent to that drug for a certain amount of time. In the case of naturally occuring drugs others can produce them under the generic name.


Answer by  floyd81 (18)

The generic form of dilantin (Phenytoin)has the same effectiveness at a given dose as the brand name Dilantin, and is typically cheaper.


Answer by  lady1 (69)

There really is no difference between the brand name and the generic. They both have the same active ingredients, but the generic is much cheaper.


Answer by  ToralDwivedi (606)

Dilantin generic and Dilantin trade name are same. Both contain diphenylhydantoin. This is an anti epileptic drug and used for the treatment of Grand Mal type of epilepsies.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

The generic name for dilantin is diphenylhydantoin. it is also known as phenytoin or eptoin. all these are the same and should not cause any difference in therapy or side effects. However another form called fosphenytoin is slightly difference and a little safer. the dosage are the same for all of them.

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