Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin)
What is Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin) used for?
Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin) is an oral antifungal medication used to treat a variety of infections caused by fungus. It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of fungus cells making it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. This makes it useful for treating fungal infections affecting the skin, nails, or scalp. Your physician may use it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin)?
One tablet of Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin) is normally taken one to four times daily for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual directions will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Never stop taking the medicine before being instructed to, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin)?
Some patients using Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin) may experience side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include fever, flu symptoms, sores appearing in or around the mouth, confusion, severe skin reactions, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Inform your pysician as soon as you experience any unusual symptoms that are intense or worrying to ensure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have porphyrias, long-term inflammation, or severe liver disease. You are also suggested to inform your physician about any chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected problems during treatment to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.