GRISOVIN FP 250mg Tablet 10's

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Drug Information

What is Griseofulvin used for?

Griseofulvin is used to treat certain infections of skin, hair, scalp or nails caused due to fungus.

Griseofulvin may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Griseofulvin work?

Griseofulvin is a mycotoxin, which inhibits fungal nucleic acid synthesis and cell division. Griseofulvin binds to the keratin in human cells and restricts the growth of fungus.

How to take Griseofulvin?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Griseofulvin as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet.

If you miss a dose of Griseofulvin, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Griseofulvin?

Drugs that interact with Griseofulvin include the following:

  • Amlodipine
  • Benidipine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Estradiol
  • Etravirine
  • Flunarizine
  • Gabapentin
  • Gallopamil
  • Lamotrigine
  • Levonorgestrel
  • Losartan
  • Mestranol
  • Niludipine
  • Norethindrone
  • Perhexiline
  • Risedronate

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Griseofulvin?

The following are the most common side effects of Griseofulvin:

  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea or loose stools
  • Thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Skin rash

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions Griseofulvin?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Griseofulvin or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of Griseofulvin.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Griseofulvin.
  • Avoid Griseofulvin during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.

You are advised not to take Griseofulvin if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking  Griseofulvin?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of porphyria, lupus or liver disease.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs such as Warfarin, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Griseofulvin

  1. How long can I take Griseofulvin?
  2. Griseofulvin should be taken for the prescribed duration. Please consult your doctor if you have to discontinue the medication.

  3. How should Griseofulvin be stored?
  4. Store the drug at room temperature and avoid exposure to sunlight and moisture.

  5. What are the other formulations available for Griseofulvin?
  6. Griseofulvin medicine is available as tablet and oral suspension.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Griseofulvin?
  8. Griseofulvin may cause liver toxicity. Therefore, you must undergo liver function tests on a regular basis while on Griseofulvin.

  9. Is it safe to alter the dose of Griseofulvin?
  10. No. Do not alter the dose of Griseofulvin medicine. Consult your doctor if you have any problem with the dose.


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