Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin)
What is Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin) used for?
Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin) is a type of antifungal antibiotic which works by fighting infections caused by fungus, such as athlete's foot, ringworm and jock itch. It may also be used to treat infections of the fingernails, toenails or scalp.
How should I use Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin)?
Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin) tablets are taken orally. The dosage prescribed usually depends on the condition being treated. Follow the instructions of your physician. Patients are sometimes directed to take it once per day, however other patients may be told to take it 2 to 4 times per day. Patients treating skin infections are usually instructed to take it for 2 to 4 weeks, infections of the scalp and hair often require 4 to 6 weeks of treatment and foot infections may require 4 to 8 weeks of treatment. However, fingernail and toenail infections require longer treatments, with 3 to 4 months of treatment necessary for fingernail infections, and 6 months treatment for toenail infections.
What are the side effects of Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin)?
Some side effects of Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin) include:
You should consult your physician if you notice any other more serious side effects.
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.