I am overly concerned and would like answers. Why are there so many posts of people having to switch from name brand Dilantin to Phenytoin and having seizure. I have been seizure free on Dilantin and when my insurance company United Health Care decided they wanted to save money and change me to Phenytoin, I had a seizure. This to me is playing with someones like and it makes me concerned. If I Google Dilantin vs Phenytoin, people are having seizures because insurance companies want to save money.
Who approves the medication to be the same thing as the name brand? Who in the HELL are they? I talked to a pharmacist about the differences in medications and she told me that Phenytoin and Dilantin are made with different binders....THEY WORD IS DIFFERENT SHE TOLD ME HERSELF. So, the body absorbs the medication differently. This is all about money and not really saving peoples lives and keeping them seizure free. I see the FDA approves medications. What gives them the right to approve a medication that does not do that same job as a brand name. Is Phenytoin not a Neurological medication. Should the government or the FDA approve such a medication to replace Dilantin, as I said before the Pharmacist said its different and thousands upon thousands of people are having seizures from Phenytoin.
Anyone want to elaborate on the for me and give me a good enough reason to not be concerned. Give me a good enough FDA story on how these meds are the same........They are NOT and it pisses me off and its playing with my life, and if one day I switch because my insurance wont cover Dilantin...and I have a seizure while driving my baby to the Doctor.
Someone will answer real fast...........................