What To Look Out For When Replacing Drugs With Generic?

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My child used to use Dilantin to treat epilepsy which had suffered in recent years. Currently Dilantin is not available on the market, and we are waiting for a consultation schedule with Dr. nerves that are used to handling my child.

1 Answer:

Hello Sri Saraswati,

Thank you for the question.

The drug you mentioned is a branded drug from phenytoin, an anticonvulsant class of drugs that works by slowing stimulation of the brain that can trigger seizures and is usually used to treat epilepsy. These drugs must be taken regularly according to doctor's instructions, and these drugs have side effects such as drowsiness, or the presence of muscle movement disorders.

Regarding the differences between branded and generic drugs, basically the active compositions of the drugs are the same, but they can have differences in the shape or color of the pill, pill coating, and the manufacturing process. However, the dose, quality, and safety are the same.

Regarding the change of specific branded drugs to their generic forms, so far there have been no data reports regarding the emergence of different reactions (or incompatibility) to generics after previously taking branded drugs. In addition, there are studies comparing the effectiveness of generic vs. branded anticonvulsant drugs (as measured by the appearance of recurrent seizures) including the drugs you mentioned, and in conclusion there are no advantages or disadvantages to generics in controlling seizures compared to branded drugs so that it is safe to replace branded drugs into to generic.

In conclusion, changing the branded drug you mentioned to the phenytoin generic drug (which although it has different generic brands, but still has the same safety and quality) is quite safe to do. The most important thing is to continue the dosage according to the doctor's advice and do not change the dose without consulting a doctor.

Hopefully this information can help.

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