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(griseofulvin) Ultramicrosize Tablets, USP 125 MG; 250 MG
Gris-PEG® Tablets contain ultramicrosize crystals of griseofulvin, an antibiotic derived from a species of Penicillium.
The chemical name of griseofulvin, USP is 7-Chloro-2',4,6-trimethoxy-6'β-methylspiro[benzofuran2(3H),1'-cyclohexene]-3,4'-dione. Its structural formula is:
C17H17ClO6 M.W. 352.77
Griseofulvin, USP occurs as a white to creamy white, odorless powder which is very slightly soluble in water, soluble in acetone, dimethylformamide, and chloroform and sparingly soluble in alcohol. Each Gris-PEG tablet contains:
griseofulvin ultramicrosize................................................. 125 mg
colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, methylcellulose, methylparaben, polyethylene glycol 400 and 8000, povidone, and titanium dioxide.
griseofulvin ultramicrosize.............................................. 250 mg
colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, methylcellulose, methylparaben, polyethylene glycol 400 and 8000, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate, and titanium dioxide.
What are the possible side effects of griseofulvin (Fulvicin P/G, Fulvicin U/F, Grifulvin V, Gris-PEG)?
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...
What are the precautions when taking griseofulvin (Gris Peg)?
Before taking griseofulvin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain blood disorder (porphyria), severe liver disease (liver failure).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: lupus.
This drug may make you dizzy or less alert. Do not engage in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery until you know how this drug affects you and that you...
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/28/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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