Griseofulvin Oral Solution(Griseofulvin)
Griseofulvin Oral Solution Overview
Griseofulvin Oral Solution is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails that do not respond to creams/lotions. Clearing such infections will get rid of symptoms such as itching, red/peeling/scaly skin, and discolored nails. Griseofulvin Oral Solution works by stopping the growth of fungi. It does not treat infections due to bacteria or yeast.
How to Use Griseofulvin Oral Solution
Take Griseofulvin Oral Solution by mouth as directed by your doctor. For the best absorption, it is best taken with or after a meal containing a moderate amount of fat. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about specific dietary instructions, especially if you are on a low-fat diet. The Dosage of Griseofulvin Oral Solution is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, Dosage of Griseofulvin Oral Solution is also based on weight. The length of treatment depends on the type of infection you have. It may take several weeks to months to complete treatment for infections of the scalp, feet, and body. Nail infections may require several months to a year or longer to treat. Antifungal medications work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Take Griseofulvin Oral Solution at evenly spaced intervals. Continue to take Griseofulvin Oral Solution for the full prescribed length of treatment even if symptoms improve after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow the fungus to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection. Inform your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.
Griseofulvin Oral Solution Precautions
Before taking griseofulvin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Griseofulvin Oral Solution may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Griseofulvin Oral Solution, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,a certain blood disorder (porphyria), liver disease, lupus. Griseofulvin Oral Solution may make you dizzy or less alert. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or much less alert. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages while you are taking Griseofulvin Oral Solution unless your doctor gives permission. Drinking alcohol during treatment with Griseofulvin Oral Solution could result in a fast heartbeat and flushing of the skin. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Griseofulvin Oral Solution may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not become pregnant while using griseofulvin. Griseofulvin may harm an unborn baby. Ask about reliable forms of birth control while using Griseofulvin Oral Solution and for 1 month after the last dose. If you become pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of Griseofulvin Oral Solution. (See also Drug Interactions section.) The effects of Griseofulvin Oral Solution on human sperm are unknown. However, based on animal cell studies, the manufacturer recommends waiting for a period of time after completing griseofulvin treatment before trying to father a child. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor, and ask how long to wait after your last dose before trying to father a child. It is unknown if Griseofulvin Oral Solution passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Griseofulvin Oral Solution Misdose
If you miss a dose of Griseofulvin Oral Solution, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Griseofulvin Oral Solution Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.barbiturates (such as phenobarbital), warfarin. Griseofulvin Oral Solution may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring. This could cause pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using Griseofulvin Oral Solution. Also tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your birth control is not working well.
Griseofulvin Oral Solution Side Effects
Headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, tiredness, dizziness, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that Griseofulvin Oral Solution has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Griseofulvin Oral Solution do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,numbness/tingling of the hands/feet, mental/mood changes (such as confusion, trouble doing normal activities), hearing changes, butterfly-shaped facial rash (around the nose and cheeks), joint/muscle pain, signs of liver disease (such as nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine), signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine, frothy urine), signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever). Use of Griseofulvin Oral Solution for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection (oral or vaginal fungal infection). Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms. A very serious allergic reaction to Griseofulvin Oral Solution is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Griseofulvin Oral Solution Storage
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Griseofulvin Oral Solution when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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