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Drug information on Idifulvin (Griseofulvin) from Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd.


  Capsule/ Tablet
Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Griseofulvin
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Idifulvin may be prescribed

Side effects of Idifulvin

   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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Idifulvin?

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

When is Idifulvin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

Warnings and Precautions for Idifulvin

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.

Other Precautions for Idifulvin

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

Storage Conditions for Idifulvin

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

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