Griseofulvin 250 Mg
Griseofulvin 250 Mg is an antibiotic produced by Penicillium griseofulvum. It has selective fungistatic activity against the dermatophytes that cause ringworm (tinea) infections, but it has no activity against pityriasis (tinea) versicolor or Candida spp. It acts by disrupting the mitotic apparatus of fungal cells, thereby inhibiting protein synthesis.
Griseofulvin 250 Mg is efficiently absorbed after oral administration, particularly when taken with fatty foods. It has a plasma half-life of 24 hours and is extensively metabolized in the liver. About 50% is excreted in the urine, largely as metabolites, within 5 days. Much of the remainder is selectively bound in keratin precursor cells, particularly in infected areas.
Drug = Griseofulvin
Strength = 250 Mg
Manufacture = Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
How to Take
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Griseofulvin 250 Mg is to be taken with food.
Griseofulvin 250 Mg
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Skin rash and peeling
Dizziness and fainting
Unusual tiredness and weakness
Black or Tarry stools
Chest pain and discomfort
The absorption of Griseofulvin 250 Mg is reported to be higher when taken along or after a fatty meal. Your doctor may ask to take this medicine with a fatty meal to increase the absorption and further effect of this medicine.
Use of Griseofulvin 250 Mg has been associated with severe to fatal skin allergic reactions like Steven Johnson's syndrome, erythema, toxic epidermal necrolysis etc. It is advised to stop the use of this medicine immediately if an allergic reaction is suspected.
Use of Griseofulvin 250 Mg has been associated with liver problems, especially in the children. Stop the use of this medicine and contact your doctor if you have pain and tenderness in the upper stomach, dark urine, pale and cloudy stools, yellow eyes or skin.
Use of Griseofulvin 250 Mg may make the hormonal contraceptive less effective and may result in unintended pregnancies. Other means of birth control should be adopted during and one month after the use of this medicine.
Use of alcohol while taking this medicine may cause flushing, change in heartbeat, excess sweating etc. Restrict or minimize the use of alcohol while using this medicine.
Use of Griseofulvin 250 Mg may cause drowsiness and dizziness in some rare cases. It is advised to refrain from driving vehicles and operating heavy machinery at least in the initial part of treatment with this medicine.
Use of Griseofulvin 250 Mg may make you sensitive to sunlight and may cause allergic reactions on sun exposure. It is advised to take appropriate precautions while stepping out during the daytime when you are taking this medicine.
Griseofulvin 250 Mg is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the scalp, hair, skin, toenails, crotch, thighs, skin caused by tinea strains of fungi.