Explanatory

The purpose of this website is to inform the public of a remarkably versatile medicine which is being overlooked because it was out of patent when its first use was discovered.

The medicine has been used for 62 years, during which time millions of people have taken it daily for decades, so its safety and toxicology are well established. However it should be made clear that phenytoin is a prescription medicine, which means it must be prescribed by a physician.

The purpose of the two books, A Remarkable Medicine Has Been Overlooked, and The Broad Range of Clinical Use of Phenytoin, is to inform the public, the physician, and our Government, of the tragedy of the many important uses of this medicine being overlooked. The complete books are on this website. A Remarkable Medicine Has Been Overlooked, is available in bookstores.

Neither the Dreyfus Charitable Foundation nor its Founder have any financial interest in the sale of phenytoin.

A quote from the FDA Drug Bulletin, April 1982, may be useful:
“The appropriateness of prescribing approved drugs for uses not included in their official labeling is sometimes a cause of confusion among practitioners.

“The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act does not limit the manner in which a physician may use an approved drug. Once a product has been approved for marketing, a physician may prescribe it for uses that are not included in approved labeling. Such ‘unapproved’—or, more precisely, ‘unlabeled’ uses may, in fact, reflect approaches to drug therapy that have been extensively reported in medical literature.” (excerpt)