- What is griseofulvin-oral tablet, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for griseofulvin-oral tablet?
- Is griseofulvin-oral tablet available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for griseofulvin-oral tablet?
- What are the side effects of griseofulvin-oral tablet?
- What is the dosage for griseofulvin-oral tablet?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with griseofulvin-oral tablet?
- Is griseofulvin-oral tablet safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about griseofulvin-oral tablet?
What is griseofulvin-oral tablet, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Griseofulvin is an oral antibiotic that is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, body, hair/beard, or nails. Griseofulvin prevents fungal cells from dividing and multiplying. Griseofulvin also is deposited in keratin cells on the surface of the skin making it difficult for fungus to invade the skin and other tissues. Griseofulvin is effective against Microsporum, Epidermophyton and Trichophyton. It is not effective against bacteria. The FDA approved griseofulvin in 1959.
What brand names are available for griseofulvin-oral tablet?
Gris-Peg, Grifulvin V, Griseofulvin Ultramicrosize
Is griseofulvin-oral tablet available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for griseofulvin-oral tablet?
What are the side effects of griseofulvin-oral tablet?
Reported side effects include:
- Hypersensitivity type reactions including rashes, itching, and redness
- Angioedema (swelling under the surface of the skin)
- Numbness of the hands and feet
- Oral thrush (fungal infection with Candida Albicans)
- Upset stomach
- Loose stool (diarrhea)
- Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- Mental confusion
- Impairment of performance of routine activities
- Presence of abnormal quantities of protein in the urine (proteinuria)
- Reduced white blood cell count (leukopenia)
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