Griseofulvin Fp 250 MG Tablet
Griseofulvin Fp 250 MG Tablet is an antifungal medication used to cure fungal infections of the hair, skin and nails. The oral tablet is available both as a generic and brand name medication in all pharmacies. The liquid suspension however, is only available as a generic drug. And the brand name Gris-PEG comes in both liquid and tablet form. Griseofulvin Fp 250 MG Tablet works by not only preventing the fungal infection from spreading to new cells but also arrests the infection causing fungus from multiplying.
The common side effects that come with taking this drug include skin rashes, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea, dizziness, clouded thoughts, headache, signs of insomnia and numbness in various parts of the body. If these effects keep on persisting with no signs of leaving, then seek help from your doctor immediately. This drug can cause serious effects which can prove to be fatal in the long run. These serious reactions comprise of swelling, fever, blisters, marked decrease in appetite, joint pain and constant feelings of fatigue. Should such an instance occur seek help immediately. Certain conditions under which it is advised that you should refrain from taking this drug are:
- If you are allergic to the medication.
- If you have a history of porphyria or liver failure.
- If you have a history of lupus.
- If you are pregnant, are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- If you are under any kind of medications, be it prescriptive or non-prescriptive and herbal.
- Ensure not to conceive while you are taking this drug and also for at least six months after stopping it.
- If you are taking hormonal pills as contraception.
The recommended dose for adults ranges between 500-1000 mg every day. Children are prescribed a low-power dose of about 125 mg depending on the height, weight and overall health. Make sure to take this drug only after you have had some food whether it is your full-fledged meal or a light snack. Food substance in your stomach helps to absorb this drug better. In case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you recall it. If it is too late and already time for your next dose, do not overdose, skip the previous missed one entirely. In case of an instance of drug overdose contact your physician right away.
Fungal Infections (Tinea Strains)This medicine is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the scalp, hair, skin, toenails, crotch, thighs, skin caused by tinea strains of fungi.
Impaired Liver FunctionThis medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an impairment of liver function or have severe liver damage.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 days.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed within 4-5 hours of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Use of this medicine by pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Use of this medicine by women who are breastfeeding is not recommended. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative if needed.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Griseofulvin Fp 250 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsTake the missed dose as soon as you remember. The missed dose can be skipped if the next scheduled dose is less than two hours away.
Overdose instructionsContact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
This medication works by inhibiting fungal cell wall division by disrupting the mitotic spindle structure and also interferes with DNA production. It binds to keratin present in human skin and provides temporary resistance to fungal infections.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
EthanolAvoid or minimize the use of alcohol while taking this medicine. Any side effects experienced should be reported to the doctor on priority.
Interaction with Lab Test
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Interaction with Medicine
KetoconazoleReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects is higher when these medicines are used together. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.
WarfarinReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Your doctor may advise certain specific blood test to determine the right dose. Suitable dose adjustment and frequent monitoring is advised if these medicines are to be used together.
Ethinyl EstradiolReport the use of ethinyl estradiol or any other hormonal medicine to the doctor. The effect of the hormonal preparations may get reduced and result in failure of contraception. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after accessing the condition.
AtorvastatinReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring while using these medicines together.
SildenafilReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The efficacy of sildenafil may reduce while using it together with griseofulvin. Your doctor may prescribe an alternate medicine or make suitable dose adjustment to ensure safe and effective use of these medicines.
Interaction with Disease
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Interaction with Food
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