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Griseofulvin-Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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  • Grivin    
  • Pharmaniag    

Why do I need this medicine?

Griseofulvin is used to treat fungal infections of the scalp, hair, skin and nails.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Griseofulvin exactly as directed by your doctor according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine should be taken immediately after meals.

Griseofulvin is available as tablets and suspension.

If you have been given the oral suspension, shake the bottle well before you take it to ensure that the liquid is evenly mixed. Use the measuring spoon or cup provided to measure your dose.

This medicine must be taken at regular intervals. Continue to take Griseofulvin even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.

Do not skip any doses. You must complete the entire course of medicine. If you don't, the infection will not be properly controlled.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have:

- severe liver disease
- porphyria (an inherited disorder that may cause skin or nerve problems)
- systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation
as Griseofulvin may not be suitable for you

Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction (breathlessness, rashes, swollen eyes) to similar antifungal medications.

Do not take Griseofulvin if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or planning to have a baby soon. If you become pregnant while being treated with this medicine, alert your doctor immediately. Griseofulvin may cause harm to your unborn child. You must use proven birth control methods while taking this medicine.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have allergies to penicillin.

Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication regularly.

Maintain good hygiene as this is important in managing fungal infections.

What side effects could I experience?

Griseofulvin may cause dizziness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects may include any of the following: diarrhoea, tiredness, difficulty sleeping, vomiting, nausea, stomach discomfort and headache.

This medicine may cause your skin to be more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid direct and prolonged exposure to the sun and other forms of ultraviolet (UV) light like tanning beds or sun lamps.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:

- numbness or tingling sensation in the hands and feet
- severe diarrhoea or diarrhoea with severe stomach cramps or bloody stools
- blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals
- fever with persistent sore throat or mouth ulcers, unusual bleeding or bruising

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- phenobarbital (medicine for epilepsy or fits)
- warfarin (blood-thinning medicine)
- aspirin (medicine for pain and inflammation)
- ciclosporin (medicine used for organ transplant or certain immune disorders)

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Griseofulvin.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol while on this medicine; otherwise you may experience severe flushing, headache, nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Protect from light.

The oral suspension can be stored at room temperature of up to 30°C; do not freeze.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Griseofulvin-Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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