Grifulvin V

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Griseofulvin is an antibiotic derived from a species of Penicillium. Each GRIFULVIN V Tablet contains either 250 mg or 500 mg of griseofulvin microsize, and also contains calcium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, starch, and wheat gluten. Additionally, the 250 mg tablet also contains dibasic calcium phosphate. Each 5 mL of GRIFULVIN V Suspension contains 125 mg of griseofulvin microsize and also contains alcohol 0.2%, docusate sodium, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Yellow No. 6, flavors, magnesium aluminum silicate, menthol, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, saccharin sodium, simethicone emulsion, sodium alginate, sucrose, and purified water.

What are the possible side effects of griseofulvin?

Stop taking griseofulvin and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take griseofulvin and notify your doctor if you experience

  • white patches in your mouth (thrush/yeast infection);
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
  • headache, dizziness, or tiredness;
  • insomnia;
  • confusion;
  • numbness...

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What are the precautions when taking griseofulvin microsize (Grifulvin V)?

Before taking griseofulvin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain blood disorder (porphyria), severe liver disease (liver failure).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: lupus.

This drug may make you dizzy or less alert. Do not engage in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery until you know how this drug affects you and that you...

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SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, tiredness, dizziness, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: numbness/tingling of the hands/feet, mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, trouble doing normal activities), sunburn-like rash, hearing changes, butterfly-shaped facial rash (around the nose and cheeks), joint/muscle pain.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: yellowing eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, dark/frothy urine, change in the amount of urine, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat).

Use of this medication 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 this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: 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.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking griseofulvin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain blood disorder (porphyria), severe liver disease (liver failure).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: lupus.

This drug may make you dizzy or less alert. Do not engage in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery until you know how this drug affects you and that you can safely perform these activities.

Avoid alcoholic beverages while you are taking this drug unless your doctor gives permission. Drinking alcohol during treatment with this drug could result in a fast heartbeat and flushing of the skin.

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.

This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss delaying griseofulvin treatment. Use of reliable form(s) of birth control is recommended during treatment and for 1 month after the drug is stopped. If you are planning to become pregnant within 1 month after treatment, the manufacturer recommends avoiding this drug. (See also Drug Interactions.)

The effects of this drug 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 this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Grifulvin V Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Fulvicin P/G, Fulvicin U/F, Grifulvin V, Grisactin 500, Grisactin Ultra, Gris-PEG

Generic Name: griseofulvin (Pronunciation: GRIS ee oh FUL vin)

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What is griseofulvin (Grifulvin V)?

Griseofulvin is an antifungal medication. It is like an antibiotic but is used to treat fungal infections.

Griseofulvin is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails such as jock itch, athlete's foot, and barber's itch.

Griseofulvin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of griseofulvin?

Stop taking griseofulvin and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take griseofulvin and notify your doctor if you experience

  • white patches in your mouth (thrush/yeast infection);
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
  • headache, dizziness, or tiredness;
  • insomnia;
  • confusion;
  • numbness or tingling in your hands or feet; or
  • menstrual irregularities.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about griseofulvin?

Take all of the griseofulvin that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.

Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Griseofulvin increases sensitivity to sunlight, and severe burning may result.

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