Information about Griseofulvin

Griseofulvin Uses

Griseofulvin is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How Griseofulvin works

Griseofulvin is an antifungal medication. It stops the growth of fungi by preventing fungal cell division.

Common side effects of Griseofulvin

Headache, Nausea, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Vomiting
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Expert advice for Griseofulvin

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

Frequently asked questions for Griseofulvin


Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Griseofulvin?

If you forget a dose of Griseofulvin, 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 effective?

Griseofulvin 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 too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Is Griseofulvin a steroid?

No, Griseofulvin 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 cause any local reaction or rashes?

Yes, the use of Griseofulvin 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 safe?

Griseofulvin 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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