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Is there a generic version of phenytoin?

You can get a generic version of phenytoin, called phenytoin sodium. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the generic versions are all equivalent to the brand-named drug. However, it is important to consult with your doctor about possible side effects before switching between brand names and any of the generic versions, because the body does not process the brand name drugs in the same way.

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