Griseofulvin Rx

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Griseofulvin

Fungal infections
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Griseofulvin (microsize) 500mg; scored tabs.

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Indications for Griseofulvin :

Ringworm infections of the skin, hair, and nails.

Adult:

500mg daily; max 1g daily.

Children:

30–50lbs: 125–250mg daily. Over 50lbs: 250–500mg daily.

Contraindications:

Porphyria. Hepatocellular failure. Pregnancy.

Warnings/Precautions:

Continue therapy until infection is eradicated. Periodic monitoring of renal, hepatic, and hematopoietic functions. Discontinue if granulocytopenia occurs. Penicillin sensitivity. Avoid exposure to sunlight or UV light. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Antagonizes oral contraceptives, oral anticoagulants. Antagonized by barbiturates.

See Also:

Griseofulvin Oral Suspension

Adverse Reactions:

Oral thrush, GI distress, dizziness, confusion, peripheral neuritis, photosensitivity, granulocytopenia, leukopenia, proteinuria, lupus-like syndrome.

How Supplied:

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