Griseofulvin - Drug Information

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General Information on Griseofulvin

Generic Name : Griseofulvin

Pronunciation : gri see oh ful' vin

Latest prescription information about Griseofulvin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Antifungals

Why is Griseofulvin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antifungal agent, prescribed for fungal infections of the skin, hair, fingernails and toenails.  It makes the skin more resistant to fungal growth.

When should Griseofulvin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver disease or blood disease porphyria, during pregnancy and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Griseofulvin?

Adult: PO- 0.5-1 g/day. Hair and skin infections: 2-8 week. Fingernail infections: 6 months. Toenail infections: 12 months or more.

How should Griseofulvin be taken?

It comes as a tablet, capsule and oral liquid to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Griseofulvin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, porphyria, lupus, or history of alcohol abuse, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.

What are the side effects of Griseofulvin?

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth soreness and increased thirst.
   Central Nervous System : Headache, depression, sleeplessness and fatigue.
   Allergic Reactions : Rash, shortness of breath, itching and hives.

What are the other precautions for Griseofulvin?

This medication may reduce the effect of oral contraceptives; take other contraceptive measures to prevent pregnancy.

What are the storage conditions of Griseofulvin?

Store it at room temperature. Do not allow the liquid to freeze.

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Wat is the dosage for a adult

ATakbhate 

My family doctor ask me to take Gris O D, tablet but currently I am in America,is this tablet available in America or is there any substitute for that?

Aini 

Where can I get the griseofulvin purchased? Do I need a prescription or can I just get it over the counter

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