GRISEOFULVIN ULTRAMICROSIZE - Watsons Health

GRISEOFULVIN ULTRAMICROSIZE

  • Treatment of fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails that do not respond to creams/lotions.
  • Not for treatment of infections due to bacteria or yeast.

 

How to use griseofulvin ultramicrosize

  • Always refer to your doctors instructions before taking this medication. Duration and dosage will be determined by your medical condition and its response to the medication. Make sure to take this mediciation in the prescribed amount and time period even after symptoms disappear. Discontinuing the medication before completion of treatment may cause incomplete treatment of condition. If Symptoms persist, consult your doctor
  • Taken by mouth; With or after a moderately fatty meal; as directed by your physician;
  • Treatment may take several weeks, months or even longer
  • Minor side effects (if these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor)
    • Headache
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • stomach upset
    • tiredness
    • dizziness
    • or trouble sleeping 

 

  • Serious side effects (inform your doctor immediately)
    • numbness/tingling of the hands/feet, mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, trouble doing normal activities)
    • sunburn-like rash
    • hearing changes
    • butterfly-shaped facialrash (around the nose and cheeks)
    • joint/muscle pain, yellowing eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, dark/frothy urine, change in the amount of urine, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat).
    • Prolonged and repeated use may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection 

 

  • Severe allergic reactions are rare. Get immediate medical help if you notice the following:
    • Rash
    • itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
    • severe dizziness
    • trouble breathing

Precautions

  • Inform your doctor
    • Allergy to the medication or any allergies
    • Medical History of a blood disorder called porphyria, severe liver disease (liver failure), lupus.
  • May cause dizziness or drowsiness. Limit alcohol intake
  • May cause light sensitivity (photosensitivity)
    • Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps
    • Sunscreen and protective clothing are recommended when outdoors
  • Not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby. If you are planning to be pregnant or think you may be pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of use with your doctor.
  • It is uknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Before breast-feeding, consult your physician.

 

Interactions

Taking multiple drugs may affect how medications work and/or cause unwanted side effects. List down all the medications you are taking and inform your physician and pharmacist. Do not take, discontinue, or alter any dose of medications without prior approval of your physician.

  • Products that may interact with this medication include:
    • barbiturates (e.g., phenobarbital)
    • warfarin

If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and as soon as you remember, take a regular dose or if the time of the next dose is near, wait for it before taking another dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not increase the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Storage

  • Room temperature
  • Do not expose to light and moisture
  • Do not store in the bathroom
  • Keep all medications away from pets and children

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