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Griseofulvin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Antifungals
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Griseofulvin

India : 

International : 

Fulvicin-U/F, Grifulvin V, Gris-PEG
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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.
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When should Griseofulvin not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

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 for Griseofulvin?

Store it at room temperature. Do not allow the liquid to freeze.
Learn more about Griseofulvin's interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol



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don, United States

Wat is the dosage for a adult

ATakbhate, United States

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, Singapore

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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