Grisofulvin

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Grisofulvin Information

Grisofulvin is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Fungal Infections. Grisofulvin also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Grisofulvin depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Grisofulvin as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Grisofulvin are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Grisofulvin's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. In addition, Grisofulvin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Grisofulvin related warnings section.

Grisofulvin is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Grisofulvin are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Grisofulvin may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Grisofulvin is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Grisofulvin Benefits & Uses

Grisofulvin is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Grisofulvin 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose for microsize formulation, for course duration follow doctor's advice
Geriatric
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose for microsize formulation, for course duration follow doctor's advice
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose for microsize formulation, for course duration follow doctor's advice
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose for microsize formulation, for course duration follow doctor's advice


Grisofulvin Side Effects

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

Moderate

  • Sensitive to light

Mild

Grisofulvin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Grisofulvin safe for pregnant women?


    Grisofulvin 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 Grisofulvin safe during breastfeeding?


    Grisofulvin may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Grisofulvin on the Kidneys?


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

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Grisofulvin on the Liver?


    Side effects of Grisofulvin rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Grisofulvin on the Heart?


    Using Grisofulvin does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Grisofulvin with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Grisofulvin Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Grisofulvin

  • Is this Grisofulvin habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Grisofulvin has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Grisofulvin, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Grisofulvin can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Grisofulvin is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


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

    No

Grisofulvin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Grisofulvin


    Some foods when eaten with Grisofulvin can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Grisofulvin


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Grisofulvin with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Grisofulvin

Question over 3 years ago

Can I take ibuprofen with Grisofulvin?

Dr. Vinod Verma MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, you can use Grisofulvin along with ibuprofen, there is no any side effect are seen if taken together, but it always recommended to take under medical supervision

Question over 3 years ago

Does Grisofulvin treat candida?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Grisofulvin is not effective in treating candida.

Question almost 4 years ago

How long can I safely take Grisofulvin?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Take Grisofulvin as advised by your doctor. It is usually taken 3-4 weeks in skin infections, 4-6 weeks in hairs & scalps infections & at least 6 months in toenail infection.

Question almost 4 years ago

How does Grisofulvin work?

Dr. Joydeep Sarkar MBBS , Internal Medicine

Grisofulvin 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 over 3 years ago

Does Grisofulvin cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Yes, Grisofulvin may cause difficulty in breathing if taken more than prescribed amount. If you are experiencing the same after taking this drug, you must call your doctor immediately.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Grifulvin V

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 790-791



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