Griseofulvin- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugGriseofulvin is an Anti-Infectives
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Griseofulvin is used for
1. Fungal infections of the skin, scalp, hair and
nails where topical treatment has failed or is
2. Athlete’s foot
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms1. TABLET 
Contraindications 1. Severe liver disease
2. Pregnancy
3. Porphyria
4. Systemic lupus erythematosus
and related disorders
Precautions 1. Pre-existing hepatic insufficiency
2. Blood disorders
3. Blood count weekly during the first month of treatment
4. Lactation
5. Interactions
Adverse Effects 1. Rash
2. Vomiting
3. Nausea
4. Headache
5. Dizziness
6. Fatigue
7. Dry mouth and angular stomatitis leukopenia
8. Agranulocytosis
9. Lupus erythematosus
10. Toxic epidermal necrolysis
Pregnancy Category C

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