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Griseofulvin FP 250mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Griseofulvin FP 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.

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

Side effects of Griseofulvin FP Tablet

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Skin rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.

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

  • Griseofulvin FP 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 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.

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, Lanadiol
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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I have been experiencing fungal infections, I develop rings and rashes and they all itch like anything. I formed scars because of it. I have been taking Grisovin FP 250 mg however as long I take it I am relieved, even if I miss it for 1 day I start getting fungus back. On top of that Grisovin FP is difficult to find now, please suggest.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
You are having fungal infections severe, you need to change the medicine by skin specialistCan b prescribed under supervisionMeanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day
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
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FAQs

Q. Is Griseofulvin FP safe?

Griseofulvin FP is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Griseofulvin FP over the counter?

No,Griseofulvin FP is available with doctor's prescription only

Q. Is Griseofulvin FP an antibiotic/steroid/fungicidal?

Griseofulvin FP 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 Griseofulvin FP treat candida/ringworm?

Griseofulvin FP is used to treat ringworm. However it is ineffective to treat candida

Q. Does Griseofulvin FP need to be refrigerated?

No,Griseofulvin FP does not require refrigeration.Store it at room temperature away from heat

Q. Does Griseofulvin FP cause hair loss?

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

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