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Composition for GRISODERM

Griseofulvin(375 mg)

food interaction for GRISODERM

alcohol interaction for GRISODERM

pregnancy interaction for GRISODERM

lactation interaction for GRISODERM

It is better to take Grisoderm 375mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Grisoderm 375mg tablet is highly unsafe in women who are or may become pregnant.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus and should not be given under any circumstances. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Griseofulvin(375 mg)


Grisoderm 375mg 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

Grisoderm 375mg 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.

Common side effects

Nausea, Numbness, Pain, Increased sensitivity to light, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Blisters on skin, Burning sensation, Chest pain, Chills, Clay colored stool, Cloudy urine, Cough, Dark colored urine, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Eye irritation, Facial urticaria, Fatigue, Weakness, Fever, Headache, Itching, Loose skin, Loss of appetite, Rash, Skin peeling, Skin redness, Sore throat, Mouth irritation, Tongue irritation, Soreness, Sores, Swelling of glands, Tarry stools, Pricking sensation, Tingling sensation, Ulcer, Unpleasant breath odour, Urticaria, Vomiting of blood, Difficulty in urination, White spots in the mouth, White spots on the lips, Abdominal pain, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye


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Expert advice for GRISODERM

  • 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 for GRISODERM


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/steroid/fungicidal?
Griseofulvin 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 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.


Content on this page was last updated on 02 May, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)