Grisactin: treatment fungal infections

Grisactin is a medicine which is used for treating fungal infections. It can be used for treatment of fungal infections of skin, fingernails, and toenails. Usually it is directed as griseofulvin, its main component.

Grisactin Uses

Brand(s): Grisactin ULTRA, Grifulvin V, Fulvicin P/ G

Manufacturer: CFL Pharmaceuticals

Clinico-pharmacological group:

Antifungal medication. It works by preventing fungus from growing and can be used for curing bacterial infections.

Composition, structure and packing:

Tablets

Basic ingredient:

250 mg griseofulvin

The composition of the coating film:

Talc, aluminum oxide, sodium, iron oxide

Dosage

Consult with your doctor before buying the medicine to avoid overdose. Grisactin should be kept taking even if you think that the symptoms of fungus are gone as well as you have to continue therapy as long as it is prescribed. Usually it takes about several weeks of therapy to get rid of the symptoms. The complete recovery comes after few months of treatment. The doctor might need to change the dose if it is necessary. Perhaps you will need some lab tests in addition to examining your medical history, Patients with severe liver deceases as well as porphyria are not able to take the medicine or should be treated under thorough supervision of qualified specialist.

The recommended dose for adult patients is from 500 mg to 1000 mg according to recommended schedule. Children’s recommended dose is from 125 mg to 500 mg.

Consulting the dermatologist before measuring the dose and starting the therapy is necessary for achieving the best results and avoiding side effects.

Overdose

If you suspect having taken too much tablets seek for an immediate emergency help as quickly as possible. The signs of overdose may be diarrhea, nausea, headaches, unpleasant taste in the mouth, aches in the upper stomach or other unusual sensations during the therapy. The signs of overdose are not explored well.

Side effects

Call an ambulance if you feel signs of an allergy such as hard breathing, rush, itching of skin covering, tumefying of the tongue, lips. Some of side effects of Grisactin may be severe and even fatal. Get help immediately if you feel one of the symptoms below:

  • Problems with liver
  • Skin ache or rush
  • Signs of the flu
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Hives
  • Fatigue
  • Unconsciousness

Side effects may occur in case there have not been considered such aspects as previous and present deceases or individual or allergic reactions of the body. They might be worsened by incorrect treatment schedule and measured dosage that is why consulting the specialist is vital during the therapy. In addition, consuming alcohol can cause extra negative symptoms or complicate the state of the patient.

Indications for use

Fungal infections.

Contraindications

Warn your physician about deceases and allergic reactions you have or had before. The doctor must examine your state and indications for prescribing the medication, as Grisactin is not recommended for people with liver failure and lupus, or allergic reactions to penicillin. It also negatively interacts with warfarin. It is unknown whether the medicine may harm to the babies or passes to breast milk.

Allergic reactions as well as individual hypersensitivity might lead to appearing of side effects during the treatment.

Inform the doctor whether you are pregnant or plan a pregnancy. Tell the doctor about medications you are taking now and herbal products you are consuming. Ask him for the list of medicines which interact with Grisactin as some of them may make the therapy less effective.

Where to buy?

Grisactin is available in the pharmacy or you may buy it online without prescription.