Generic Grisactin (Griseofulvin)
Grisactin
Grisactin is an antifungal medication which is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails.
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Product Description
Common use

Grisactin is an antifungal medication which used to treat fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails such as jock itch, athlete's foot, and barber's itch. This drug does not treat infections due to bacteria or yeast. Crisactin just stopping the growth of fungi.



Dosage and direction

Take it orally with full glass of water or with food.

The recommended dose for adults is:

PO 500 to 1,000 mg micro-size (330 to 750 mg ultramicrosize) in single or divided doses during for several weeks.

The recommended dose for children is:

PO 11 mg microsize/kg/day (125 to 500 mg) or 7.3 mg ultramicrosize/kg/day (82.5 to 330 mg).

The length of treatment depends from the type of infection and consist:

1. Tinea corporis: 2-4 weeks

2. Tinea capitis: 4-6 weeks or longer

3. Tinea pedis: 4-8 weeks

4. Tinea unguium: 3-6 months or longer

Note: this instruction presented here just for review. It's very necessary to consult with your doctor before using. It help you to get best results.



Precautions

Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain blood disorder (porphyria), severe liver disease (liver failure). Don't forget to tell your medical history, especial if it include lupus. Do not driving while you taking Crisactin because it make you dizzy or less alert. Do not drink alcohol, this may cause a fast heartbeat and flushing of the skin. Avoid the sun, use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Grisactin should not be used during pregnancy, becoming pregnant or lactating without doctor's advice. Do not use before breast-feeding without doctor's advice.



Contraindications

Grisactin is not allowed to people with hepatic disease, porphyria (interferes with porphyrin metabolism), hypersensitive to griseofulvin or any componentof this dug.



Possible side effect

They may include an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Also the most possible side effects include:

white patches in your mouth (thrush/yeast infection);

nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;

headache, dizziness, or tiredness;

insomnia;

confusion;

numbness or tingling in your hands or feet; or

menstrual irregularities.

If you experience one of them stop using Serevent and tell your doctor as soon as possible. Also consult with your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual.



Drug interaction

Grisactin interact with follow drugs :

barbiturate medicines for sleep or seizures

female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills

warfarin

Also note that interaction between two medications does not always mean that you

must stop taking one of them. As usual it affects the the effect of drugs, so consult with your doctor about how it interactions are being managed or should be managed.



Missed dose

If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not take double or extra doses. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.



Overdose

Symptoms of Grisactin overdose are not known well, but most possible may include: include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, numbness and tingling, and confusion. If you experience one of them call your doctor immediately.



Storage

Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Accutane

Other names used:

  • Roaccutane®

Active Ingredients:

  • Isotretionin

How does Accutane work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Isotretionin the active ingredient of Accutane belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which are used mainly in treatment of skin disorders. The exact mechanism of Accutane is not currently known however it is clinically determined that the drug exerts dose-dependent suppressive effect on the sebaceous glands activity and decreases their size. The drug also expresses anti-inflammatory effect on skin as well as inhibits the formation of comedones. The effects of the drug are temporary however the acne remissions may be controlled.

Which conditions are treated with Isotretinoin?

The drug is indicated in treatment of:

  • Severe cystic acne vulgaris
  • Acne rosacea
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa

What should a patient know before using Accutane?

The Isotretinoin should not be used in cases of:

  • Known hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation or to other retinoids
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver or renal failure
  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis
  • Severe hyperlipidemia

Tell your doctor about the following if any apply to you:

  • You have relatives with increased levels of lipids in blood and are predisposed to hyperlipidemia
  • You or your relatives suffer from diabetes
  • You are suffering from Alcoholism
  • You are treating a depression

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Accutane include:

  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis manifested in the following: dry skin and mucous membranes, haemorrhage in the nasal cavity, hoarseness, conjunctivitis and etc.
  • Skin problems: rash, itching, facial dermatitis, sweatiness, hyperpigmentation, reversible allopecia and etc.
  • Locomotor system: muscle pain, joint pain, hyperostosis, tendonitis
  • CNS: behavior changes, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures
  • Sensory organs: decreased vision acuity, photosensibilisation, cataract, decreased hearing , keratitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract: nausea, colitis, GI hemorrhage, rarely hepatitis.
  • Respiratory organs: bronchospasm
  • Haemopoietic system: decreased leukocyte and erythrocyte levels, increase or decrease of thrombocyte levels
  • Immune system: local or systemic infections caused be gram-positive bacteria
  • Other: Hematuria, pancreatitis, vasculitis, lymphadenopathy

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Isotretinoin?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Corticosteroids
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Oral contraceptives
  • St.John's worth

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Accutane is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.