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Grifulvin V Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Grifulvin V (griseofulvin microsize) is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails such as jock itch, athlete's foot, and barber's itch. It is an antifungal medication. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, tiredness, dizziness, or trouble sleeping.
The recommended adult daily dose of Grifulvin V is 500 mg for tinea corporis, tinea cruris, and tinea capitis. For fungus infections more difficult to eradicate such as tinea pedis and tinea unguium, a daily dose of 1 g is recommended. Pediatric dosage is based on the child's weight. Grifulvin V may interact with blood thinners, birth control pills, aspirin and other salicylates, or cyclosporine. Tell your doctor all medications you use. Grifulvin V is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm a fetus. Birth control is recommended during treatment and for 1 month after the drug is stopped. If you are planning to become pregnant within 1 month after treatment, the manufacturer recommends avoiding this drug. The effects of this drug on human sperm are unknown. The manufacturer recommends waiting for a period of time after completing treatment before trying to father a child. Consult your doctor. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Grifulvin V (griseofulvin microsize) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.
Grifulvin V in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fever, chills, flu symptoms;
- white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
- confusion, trouble with daily activities;
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling;
Less serious side effects may include:
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
- nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
- headache, dizziness, feeling tired;;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- numbness or tingling in your hands or feet; or
- menstrual irregularities.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Grifulvin V (Griseofulvin Microsize)
What is Patient Information Overview?
A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Grifulvin V Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: numbness/tingling of the hands/feet, mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, trouble doing normal activities), sunburn-like rash, hearing changes, butterfly-shaped facial rash (around the nose and cheeks), joint/muscle pain.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: 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).
Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection (oral or vaginal fungal infection). Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Grifulvin V (Griseofulvin Microsize)
What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Grifulvin V FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
When adverse reactions occur, they are most commonly of the hypersensitivity type such as skin rashes, urticaria and rarely, angioneurotic edema or erythema multiforme-like drug reaction, and may necessitate withdrawal of therapy and appropriate countermeasures. Paresthesias of the hands and feet have been reported rarely after extended therapy. Other side effects reported occasionally are oral thrush, nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, mental confusion and impairment of performance of routine activities.
When rare, serious reactions occur with griseofulvin, they are usually associated with high dosages, long periods of therapy, or both.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Grifulvin V (Griseofulvin Microsize)
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