Griseofulvin

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  1. Griseofulvin Benefits & Uses
  2. Griseofulvin Dosage & How to Take
  3. Griseofulvin Side Effects
  4. Griseofulvin Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Griseofulvin with Other Drugs
  6. Griseofulvin Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Griseofulvin
  8. Griseofulvin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Griseofulvin Benefits & Uses

Griseofulvin is used to treat the following -

  1. Fungal Infections Primary
  2. Nail Fungus
  3. Tinea Versicolor
  4. Ringworm

Griseofulvin Dosage & How to Take

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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?

Griseofulvin shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Griseofulvin safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Griseofulvin may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Griseofulvin should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Griseofulvin on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Griseofulvin on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Griseofulvin on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Griseofulvin on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Griseofulvin on the Heart?

Griseofulvin is completely safe for the 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?

Forming a habit of Griseofulvin has not been reported.

No

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

After taking Griseofulvin you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, Griseofulvin is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Griseofulvin for mental disorders.

No

Griseofulvin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Griseofulvin

When consumed with certain foods, Griseofulvin may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Griseofulvin

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Griseofulvin with alcohol.

Unknown

Griseofulvin FAQs

Question over 1 year ago

What precautions should I follow while taking Griseofulvin tablet?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

The Griseofulvin is highly sensitivity toward light, therefore you should avoid going out during day time.

Question over 1 year ago

Does Griseofulvin cause weight gain?

Dr. Rajeev Kumar Ranjan MBBS , Pulmonology

No, Griseofulvin does not cause weight gain. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. If you are experiencing any unusual weight gain after taking this drug, then it might be due to some other reason and you are advised to discuss about it with your doctor.

Question almost 2 years ago

Does Griseofulvin cause hair loss?

Dr. Kumawat Vijay Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Griseofulvin does not cause hair loss. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. If you are experiencing any unusual hair loss after taking this drug, then it might be due to some other reason and you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

Question about 2 years ago

How does Griseofulvin work?

Dr. Joydeep Sarkar MBBS , General Physician

Griseofulvin works by inhibiting the fungus cells to infecting the newly formed skin, nails, and hair. Thus in this way it prevets us from skin and other related infections.

Question about 2 years ago

What is Griseofulvin?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Griseofulvin is a brand name of griseofulvin and it is available in the form of tablet, topical solution, cream, and suspension. It belongs to the class of medicine called Antifungal antibiotic. It is a prescription drug that is used to treat skin infections such as jock itch, athlete's foot, and ringworm and fungal infections of the scalp, fingernails, and toenails.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

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