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Griseofulvin Tablet 250mg

Uses of Griseofulvin Tablet

Griseofulvin Tablet is used to treat infections caused by fungus such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch, and fungal infections of the skin of scalp, fingernails, or toenails.

How it works

Griseofulvin Tablet belongs to the group of medicines called antifungals. It reduces infection caused by fungus by killing the fungus and also makes the skin resistant to fungal infection.

What is Griseofulvin Tablet?

Griseofulvin Tablet is an anti fungal medicine that is used in the treatment of infections caused by fungus such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch as well as fungal infections of the scalp, fingernails, or toenails. It is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Fulvicin and Grisovin (made by GSK).

Important Information about Griseofulvin Tablet

Do not take Griseofulvin anti fungal medicine (Fulvicin, Grisovin) if you are allergic to it, or if you have certain conditions like liver failure, porphyria, or if you are pregnant (consult your doctor). You must notify your doctor in advance if you are suffering from liver disease, lupus, or if you allergic to Penicillin.
Taking Griseofulvin can make you prone to sunburn more easily. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds as far as possible while taking this medicine. If you do venture out in the sun, wear protective clothing and use a good sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher. Also avoid alcohol while taking this medicine.
You must use Griseofulvin for the entire prescribed period, even after all the symptoms have disappeared. The infection may still not be wiped out from your body. Not taking this medicine as prescribed can worsen your condition and cause an infection which is drug resistant.
Griseofulvin is an FDA pregnancy category C drug. It is not known whether it can harm an unborn baby if taken while being pregnant. It is also not known if this medicine can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast feeding.

Before taking Griseofulvin

Before taking Griseofulvin antifungal medicine (Fulvicin, Grisovin), take care of all precautions mentioned above. Discuss them with your doctor and clear all doubts which you may have about this drug.

How should I take Griseofulvin?

Take Griseofulvin antifungal medication (Fulvicin, Grisovin) strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication. Always store Griseofulvin medicine in a cool and dry place.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Griseofulvin, take it as soon as you remember. Don’t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.

What if I overdose?

In case of an overdose of Griseofulvin, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor immetiately.

Things and Activities to avoid while taking Griseofulvin

Taking Griseofulvin can make you prone to sunburn more easily. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds as far as possible while taking this medicine. If you do venture out in the sun, wear protective clothing and use a good sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher. Also avoid alcohol while taking this medicine.

Griseofulvin Side Effects

Side effects of Griseofulvin include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, confusion, fatigue, sleep disturbance, loss of co-ordination, liver problems, disorder of the peripheral nerves that causes weakness and numbness (peripheral neuropathy), rash, decreased number of white blood cells in the blood, or sensitivity towards light leading to a rash. If any of these conditions persist or deteriorate further, stop using this medicine and get medical attention right away.
Griseofulvin may rarely cause a serious side effect. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effect after taking this medicine. The side effects mentioned here are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to Griseofulvin. If you get any serious side effects due to this medication, contact your doctor right away.

Griseofulvin Dosing Information

Griseofulvin dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you properly. Remember to follow your doctor’s advice properly for best results.

Interaction with other drugs

Many other drugs can interact with Griseofulvin. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related products (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially birth control pills and a blood thinner like warfarin. However, these are not the only drugs that can interact with Griseofulvin. There may be others. Never start a new medication without proper medical advice.

Expert advice

  • Do not take griseofulvin, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to griseofulvin, penicillin or any of the other ingredients.
  • Do not take griseofulvin, if you have porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs); systemic lupus erythematous (SLE; autoimmune disease, in which the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, especially skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs).
  • Avoid using griseofulvin, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking griseofulvin because you may feel drowsy.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial light.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking griseofulvin.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is griseofulvin safe?
Griseofulvin is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is griseofulvin over the counter?
No,griseofulvin is available with doctor’s prescription only.
Q. Is griseofulvin an antibiotic/st***d/fungicidal?
Griseofulvin is fungicidal and not an antibiotic/st***d.
Q. Is griseofulvin a sulfa drug/contain sulfa (sulphur)/penicillin?
No,griseofulvin is not a sulfa drug. Neither it contain sulfa nor penicillin.
Q. Is griseofulvin safe in pregnancy/while breastfeeding?
No,griseofulvin is not safe in pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Q. Is griseofulvin available in Canada?
Yes,it is available in Canada.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with griseofulvin?
Yes,but taking other medicines may alter the effects of griseofulvin. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Q. Can you take griseofulvin with milk?
Griseofulvin when taken with milk may increase the concentration of giseofulvin in the blood.Patient should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does griseofulvin treat candida/ringworm?
Griseofulvin is used to treat ringworm. However it is ineffective to treat candida.
Q. Does griseofulvin need to be refrigerated?
No,griseofulvin does not require refrigeration.Store it at room temperature away from heat.
Q. Does griseofulvin cause hair loss?
No,griseofulvin does not cause hair loss.However consult your doctor if you experience such side effect.


Manufacturer No
Equivalent Brands Fulvicin
Composition Griseofulvin
Discontinue Url No

30, 60, 90

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