griseofulvin (Gris-Peg, Grifulvin V, Griseofulvin Ultramicrosize)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is griseofulvin-oral tablet safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Griseofulvin is known to cause birth defects and should be avoided during pregnancy. Women of child bearing potential must use appropriate forms of contraception (birth control) during treatment and for one month after completing griseofulvin therapy. Men are advised to wait six months after completing griseofulvin therapy before attempting to father a child.

It is not known whether griseofulvin is excreted into human milk. Due to the lack of conclusive safety data, the manufacturer recommends against the use of griseofulvin in nursing mothers.

What else should I know about griseofulvin-oral tablet?

What preparations of griseofulvin-oral tablet are available?

  • Oral suspension (microsize): 125 mg/5ml
  • Microsize: Oral tablets: 250 mg, 500 mg
  • Ultramicrosize oral tablets: 125 mg, 250 mg,

How should I keep griseofulvin-oral tablet stored?

Griseofulvin should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F).

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/14/2015

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