That was like 15 years ago never had another one, she fell not to long ago and went in the hospital she was having problems walking.What i would like to know is there a difference in the drug Dilantin and Phenytoin. can you tell me what the rick would be in changing these medicene?
Phenytoin is the generic for Dilantin. These drugs can be funny drugs when controlling seizures though. They used to say if you start on the brand name not to suddenly switch to the generic or switch brands of generic once you are stable on the drug, but hospitals dont use anything but generics anymore. There can be very slight differences between generic and brand name that can be enough to sometimes trigger a seizure or cause troubles. Ataxia or difficulty walking and decreased coordination can be a side effect of this drug. Perhaps if she has been switched suddenly to a generic or changed brands this can be how this change is affecting her. You might talk to her neurologist about it.
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