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Gresiofulvin is the medication that is recommended to the patients suffering from fungal infection of nails, hair and skin.
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Griseofulvin 250mg

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What are griseofulvin uses? 

Griseofulvin tablet is one of the antifungal medicines that is often used for treating infections like ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot as well as fungal infections of the toenails, scalp, and fingernails. Griseofulvin generic drug is available in the brand name of Grifulvin. This medication is known to work by stopping the growth of fungi.  

You can buy griseofulvin from online stores at a reasonable price.  

What is the dosage of griseofulvin? 

It is very important to strictly follow the directions that are mentioned on your prescription label. There might be chances that the doctor changes your dose when your infection improves. Use the griseofulvin 250 mg tablet exactly as directed by your doctor. 

Before taking the griseofulvin oral suspension make sure that you shake and measure the dose properly. Measure the medicine using the dosing syringe which is provided or use the medicine dose-measuring device. Do not use the kitchen spoon as you may take the wrong dose. 

If you are not able to swallow the griseofulvin tablet 250 mg whole then crush the tablet as well as sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow the mixture right away without chewing it and make sure that you don’t save it for later use.  

When you use griseofulvin medication for treating fungal skin as well as nail infection, ensure that the skin areas are completely clean and dry. Even if you see that your symptoms quickly improve, use griseofulvin tablet 250 mg for the full prescribed length of time. Remember that if you miss the dose of this medicine, you can increase the risk of infection which is resistant to medication. 

The antifungal griseofulvin is not going to treat your bacterial or viral infections like flu or a common cold. Griseofulvin is not effective in treating certain types of fungal infections such as yeast infections. This medicine takes some time like weeks for improving your symptoms, while the nail infections can take several months to clear completely.    

If you see that your condition is not improving or get worse then get the emergency help immediately. If you are on griseofulvin treatment for a long time then make sure that you have medical tests regularly. Therefore, store the medicine at room temperature right away from heat, light as well as moisture.   

Before taking the griseofulvin oral suspension, shake the bottle well before. Take this medication by your mouth as prescribed by the doctor. For effective results, this medicine should be taken with or after a meal which contains a moderate amount of fat. If you are on a low-fat diet, then make sure that your doctor beforehand about all your dietary instructions.    

The dosage of griseofulvin medication is completely based on your medical condition as well as the response of your body to the therapy. The dosage of Griseofulvin for kids is based on their weight. The entire length of the treatment depends on the type of infection you are suffering from. 

Griseofulvin tablets may take the time of several weeks to months in order to complete the treatment for your scalp, body or feet infections. Antifungal griseofulvin works effectively when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Thus, make sure that you intake this medicine at evenly spaced intervals. 

Stopping this medicine too early can help the fungus to continue to grow which may result in a relapse of the infection.  

If you miss the first dose of Griseofulvin then take it as soon as you remember. But if its time for your next dose avoid the missed dose as two doses should not be taken at the same time.  

Precautions to be taken while using Griseofulvin 

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to it or if you are suffering from liver failure, porphyria which is a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system, while you should also not use griseofulvin tablets if you are pregnant or may get pregnant.

Inform your doctor well in advance if you have ever suffered from liver disease, an allergy to penicillin or lupus.  

Griseofulvin should not be taken if you breastfeed as this medicine is known to pass in breast milk. This medication is also not approved for use by anyone who is younger than two years old.  

This drug contains certain inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions or other problems, so if you have allergy problem consult the doctor immediately. Griseofulvin tablets are known for making you dizzy or less alert due to which it is recommended not to drive, use machinery or do anything that demands alertness until and unless you can do it safely. 

During the intake of this medicine, avoid taking alcoholic beverages as it can lead to serious side effects. If you drink alcohol during the treatment it can result in a fast heartbeat as well as flushing of the skin, so avoid taking alcoholic beverages. Inform your doctor well in advance if you using marijuana.   

Intake of Griseofulvin tablets can make you more sensitive to the sun due to which the doctor recommends limiting your exposure in the sun. When you are outdoor make sure that you apply effective sunscreen as well as wear protective clothing. If you get sunburned or have skin blisters or redness, inform your doctor immediately. 

What are the side effects of Griseofulvin? 

Some of the common side effects of Griseofulvin tablets are headache, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhea nausea, upset stomach, dizziness, rash as well as tiredness.  

Inform your doctor immediately if you suffer from signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling in your face or throat and difficulty in breathing or have a severe skin reaction.  

Consult your doctor once if you suffer from:

  • Tingling, burning pain in your hands or feet and numbness
  • Fever, flu symptoms, sores inside your mouth or throat, chills and white patches. 
  • Liver problems like stomach pain in the upper right side, jaundice, loss of appetite and dark urine.
  • Trouble in daily activities and confusion
  • Signs of stomach bleeding like coughing up blood, bloody or tarry stools as well as vomit that looks like coffee grounds.  
  • Kidney problems such as swelling in your feet or ankles, foamy urine, little or no urination as well as feeling tired or short of breath.
  • Lupus-like symptoms such as chest pain, muscle or joint pain, a rash or patchy skin color that gets worsen in the exposure of sunlight as well as flu symptoms. 

Using this Griseofulvin for a long time or for repeated periods can lead to new vaginal yeast infection. So if you come across a change in vaginal discharge or any other new symptoms do contact your doctor once.   

Remember that the doctor has prescribed you Griseofulvin medication only when he/she has seen that the benefit of this medicine is greater on you than its risk of side effects. There are many people who do not experience any severe side effects of this medicine.  

Though this is not the complete list of side effects, if you experience anything else out from this list, visit your doctor immediately. 

Griseofulvin and Pregnancy 

Intake of these griseofulvin tablets during the first three months of pregnancy can cause birth defects. So if you are pregnant, don’t take this medicine. While you are using griseofulvin make sure that you make use of effective birth control in order to prevent pregnancy.  

Griseofulvin medication can make your birth control pills less effective. So it is better to ask your doctor about the non-hormonal birth control such as a condom, contraceptive sponge, cervical cap or diaphragm to prevent pregnancy effectively.   

Griseofulvin Interaction 

Your doctor is already aware of possible drug interactions and may be monitoring for you. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before you consult with your doctor first.     

Before you start the intake of Griseofulvin tablets, ensure that you inform your doctor about all the products that you are taking such as prescription, nonprescription drugs as well as herbal products mainly if you are taking barbiturates.  

Since, this medication is known to decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control like patch, pills or ring. This can lead to pregnancy. So it is better to discuss with your doctor before only about the reliable birth control methods so that you can avoid getting pregnant during Griseofulvin medication.  

There are total 209 drugs that interact with Griseofulvin

10 major drug interactions

187 moderate drug interactions

12 minor drug interactions 

Griseofulvin MOA 

This medicine works by binding to a protein which is known as keratin which forms in the cells of the nail bed, hair follicle, and skin. Griseofulvin does this by stopping the fungal cells from growing as well as multiplying.      

Griseofulvin Warnings 

Griseofulvin tablets should not be used if you suffer from porphyria or liver failure. Taking this medicine during the first three months of pregnancy can harm your unborn baby. 

We only ship medications which are approved by FDA, Also please consult your doctor to make a full decision on what medication to take.

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