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Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet is an antifungal medication. It is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, nails, scalp, or hair. This medicine is usually used when other medicines failed to clear up the infection or are not appropriate. It kills the fungus and prevents it from growing on your skin.

Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet should be taken with food. This will help your body to absorb the medicine. Take it regularly and at the same time each day. Follow the doctor's instructions carefully to get the most benefit. You should not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, skin rash, nausea, and diarrhea. If they do not go away or worsen, you should  contact your doctor. Some people may also experience dizziness, you should not drive or operate heavy machines if this happens.

Before using Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your heart or liver. It may also affect, or be affected by, some other medicines you are taking. So let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not use this medicine as it can cause harm to the baby. You should also avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Grisactin Forte Tablet

Side effects of Grisactin Forte Tablet

Common
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness

How to use Grisactin Forte Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Grisactin Forte Tablet works

Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet is an antifungal medication. It stops the growth of fungi by preventing fungal cell division.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. Regular monitoring of liver function test may be advised while the patient is taking this medicine.

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Quick Tips

  • Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, nails, scalp or hair, when other medicines have failed to clear up the infection or are not appropriate.
  • Take it with food to help your body absorb the medicine.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet may cause dizziness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, and headaches.
  • It can make you more sensitive to sunlight. Wear sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors.
  • It can make birth control pills less effective. Use an additional method of contraception while taking Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet.
  • Do not take Grisactin Forte 250mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Grisactin Forte with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Grisactin Forte safe?

Grisactin Forte is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Grisactin Forte over the counter?

No,Grisactin Forte is available with doctor's prescription only

Q. Is Grisactin Forte an antibiotic/steroid/fungicidal?

Grisactin Forte is fungicidal and not an antibiotic/steroid

Q. Is griseofulvin a sulfa drug/contain sulfa (sulphur)/penicillin?

No,griseofulvin is not a sulfa drug. Neither it contain sulfa nor penicillin

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. Does Grisactin Forte treat candida/ringworm?

Grisactin Forte is used to treat ringworm. However it is ineffective to treat candida

Q. Does Grisactin Forte need to be refrigerated?

No,Grisactin Forte does not require refrigeration.Store it at room temperature away from heat

Q. Does Grisactin Forte cause hair loss?

No,Grisactin Forte does not cause hair loss.However consult your doctor if you experience such side effect.

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