Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet

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Introduction

Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, nails, scalp, or hair. This medicine is usually used when other medicines have failed to clear up the infection or are not appropriate. It kills the fungi and prevents them from growing on your skin.

Griseofulvin FP 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 Griseofulvin FP 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 Griseofulvin FP Tablet

Benefits of Griseofulvin FP Tablet

In Fungal infections

Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet works by killing and stopping the growth of fungus that is causing the infection. It helps treat infections of the skin, nails, hair, or scalp. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Griseofulvin FP Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Griseofulvin FP

  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness

How to use Griseofulvin FP 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. Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Griseofulvin FP Tablet works

Griseofulvin FP 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 Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Griseofulvin FP 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
Griseofulvin FP 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
Griseofulvin FP 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
Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Griseofulvin FP 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
Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Griseofulvin FP 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

  • 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 come back and harder to treat.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet may cause dizziness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Griseofulvin FP 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 Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet.
  • Do not take Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzofurans derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Antifungal Others

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Griseofulvin FP with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Evaride, Estratag, Esval-Sure
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): E Gen, Lynoral, Veronica
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tibomax, Sibolone, Maxtib
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Vagimoist
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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From last six month i am suffering from fungal infection below the waist and thigh it is reviving again and again after stop to eating medicine like itraconazole capsule,griseofulvin mouth desolving gfs250, biocan and now a days eating grisovin fp but problum are not resolved please guide me to remove it completely Please advise me to remove it completely
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
You need long treatment under supervision of skin specialistMeanwhile apply lulibet cream twice a day
I have fungal infection from about one year,i had taken different oral antifungal tablets like griseofulvin 250 mg,ketoconazole200mg,flucanozole,itracanazole, and also uses different creams soaps and dusting powder, but it relief for somedays and return back
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Cap. Itraconazole (Itrasys/ Canditral) 100mg twice daily for 2 weeks. Sertacide Cream for application twice daily for 1 month.Tab. Fexova 180 mg (if required in case of itching)
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FAQs

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose at the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet effective?

Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Is Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet a steroid?

No, Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet is not a steroid. It is a medicine that is used to kill a wide variety of infection-causing fungus. It is applied on the affected skin or nails to treat fungal infections of the skin and nails.

Q. Can Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet cause any local reaction or rashes?

Yes, the use of Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet may cause allergic reactions, but the probability is unknown. Such allergic reaction is not very common and is likely to occur in only susceptible or sensitive individuals. Immediately contact your doctor if you experience such reactions.

Q. Is Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet safe?

Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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