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Griseofulvin

Griseofulvin Information

Griseofulvin Benefits & Uses

Griseofulvin is used to treat the following -

Griseofulvin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Griseofulvin

Griseofulvin

Griseofulvin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Griseofulvin is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Numbness or tingling
  3. Sensitive to light
  4. Itching or burning
  5. Abdominal Pain Mild
  6. Urticaria
  7. Rash
  8. Headache Mild
  9. Fever Mild
  10. Dizziness Mild
  11. Diarrhoea
  12. Fatigue Mild
  13. Weakness

Griseofulvin Related Warnings

Is the use of Griseofulvin safe for pregnant women?

Those pregnant women want to take Griseofulvin, before that take doctor advice regarding how to use. If you don't do same then it will cause harmful effects on your health.

Severe

Is the use of Griseofulvin safe during breastfeeding?

Griseofulvin should not be taken without first taking your doctor's advice, as it may severe side effects for breastfeeding women.

Severe

What is the effect of Griseofulvin on the Kidneys?

Griseofulvin may have mild side effects on the kidney. Most people will never see any effect on the kidney.

Mild

What is the effect of Griseofulvin on the Liver?

Griseofulvin may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Griseofulvin on the Heart?

Griseofulvin is not harmful for heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Griseofulvin with Other Drugs

Griseofulvin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Warfarin

Griseofulvin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Griseofulvin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Liver Disease
  2. Allergy

Frequently asked Questions about Griseofulvin

Is this Griseofulvin habit forming or addictive?

No, Griseofulvin is not habit forming.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, after taking Griseofulvin, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery because you may feel sleepy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Griseofulvin only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Griseofulvin in mental disorders is not effective.

No

Griseofulvin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Griseofulvin

Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Griseofulvin to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Griseofulvin

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Griseofulvin and alcohol. No research has been done on this.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Grifulvin V
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 790-791