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Dr. Walter Husar
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Grifulvin V (Definition)

Grifulvin-V is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more


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How much griseofulvin is used anymore?

How much griseofulvin is used anymore?

Griseofulvin: It is reserved for nail, hair or large body surface involvement with dermatophytosis. ...Read more

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What is griseofulvin and why is it used?

What is griseofulvin and why is it used?

Antifungal: Griseofulvin is an antifungal medication. Griseofulvin is used to treat skin infections such as jock itch, athlete's foot, and ringworm; and fungal infections of the scalp, fingernails, and toenails. ...Read more

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Can griseofulvin cause tumors?

Can griseofulvin cause tumors?

No: Greseofulvin has a lot of potential side effects including headache, nausia, vomitting, abdominal pain, hives, diarrhea and sun sensitivity. It can prepipitate attacks of porphyuria and sle in affected persons. It is not known to be carcinogenic or cause tumors. ...Read more

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Any side effects for griseofulvin?

Any side effects for griseofulvin?

Griseofulvin: An antifungal generally used for skin and nail infections. Can uncommonly produce headaches, stomach discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, thirst, fatigue, light-headedness. Call your doctor, however, if you develop fever, sore mouth or throat, skin rash. ...Read more

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How long does gris peg (griseofulvin) 200 take leave your system?

How long does gris peg (griseofulvin) 200 take leave your system?

A day or two: Gris peg (griseofulvin) is Griseofulvin and it has a half life of 9 to 20 hours. Depending on how fast or slow you metabolize the drug could last for 4 or 5 days in your system after a dose, but 1 or 2 for most people. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects for griseofulvin o.D. 375 tablets?

Is there any side effects for griseofulvin o.D. 375 tablets?

Griseofulvin: An antifungal generally used for skin and nail infections. Can uncommonly produce headaches, stomach discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, thirst, fatigue, light-headedness. Call your doctor, however, if you develop fever, sore mouth or throat, skin rash. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have alcohol while taking griseofulvin?

Help! Is it possible to have alcohol while taking griseofulvin?

No interactions were: Noted using the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. However, that does not guarantee that an interaction isn't possible. ...Read more

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Get side effects when taking griseofulvin?

Get side effects when taking griseofulvin?

Side Effects: Griseofulvin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

headache
upset stomach
vomiting
diarrhea or loose stools
thirst
fatigue
dizziness
faintness

if you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

fever
sore throat
skin rash
mouth soreness or irritation. ...Read more

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I have taken griseofulvin for 28 days but the fugal infection is not going wats wrong?

I have taken griseofulvin for 28 days but the fugal infection is not going wats wrong?

Need more info: What fungal infection, where, in whom? You should go and see a doctor and get this appropriately diagnosed and treated. Griseofulvin may not be the best choice, depending upon what you are trying to treat. ...Read more

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Why is griseofulvin used to treat topical dermatophytic infections of the hair?

Why is griseofulvin used to treat topical dermatophytic infections of the hair?

Griseofulvin: Griseofulvin is an oral antifungal medication. By taking an oral medication, a fungal infection can be controlled from the inside of the body to the outside, by preventing the fungus from growing into the skin or into the hair follicles. Often this will be combined with a topical antifungal as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Gris Peg (griseofulvin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Gris Peg (griseofulvin) allergy?

Gris Peg allergy: Gris Peg (griseofulvin) is a systemic antifungal medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://reference. Medscape. Com/drug/grifulvin-v-gris-peg-griseofulvin-342590 ...Read more

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If my daughter doesn't have ringworm, why does the doctor say she needs to continue with griseofulvin?

If my daughter doesn't have ringworm, why does the doctor say she needs to continue with griseofulvin?

Fungal infection: Griseofulvin is an antifungal medication that is used to treat resistant fungal infections and especially frequently used for tinea capitus (kerion) - which is a fungal infection in the hair or scalp. There may be associated hair loss or brittle hair with this type of infection. If you need further information, please request virtual consult. ...Read more

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Was prescribed griseofulvin for tinea pedis and two toenails that seem infected. Says take 3 tablets twice a day, what does that mean? Will it clear off?

Was prescribed griseofulvin for tinea pedis and two toenails that seem infected. Says take 3 tablets twice a day, what does that mean? Will it clear off?

Confusing question: If your prescription says take 3 pills a day, take 3 in the morning and 3 in the evening, or whatever schedule you want to keep the doses about 10-12 hours apart. This is a common therapy for the issues mentioned. It will likely do the job but may take a while to change the appearance of your nails. (they grow out slowly) ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with tinea capitis 8 years ago. Was prescribed griseofulvin twice with no results. Was on this for a total of 18 months. Do you think I am a candidate for oral lamisil? I have no liver problems, and do not want another round of griseofulvi

I was diagnosed with tinea capitis 8 years ago. Was prescribed griseofulvin twice with no results. Was on this for a total of 18 months. Do you think I am a candidate for oral lamisil? I have no liver problems, and do not want another round of griseofulvi

Yes, reasonable: From an Google search: Newer antifungal medications, such as itraconazole, terbinafine, fluconazole, reported as effective therapeutic for tinea capitis. Itraconazole & terbinafine are used most commonly. Selenium sulfide shampoo may reduce risk of spreading the infection early in the course of therapy by reducing the number of viable spores that are shed. ...Read more

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My 17 year old was diagnosed w/tinea capitis 3 days ago. Griseofulvin was prescribed. What's the best shampoo for African-American descent?

My 17 year old was diagnosed w/tinea capitis 3 days ago. Griseofulvin was prescribed. What's the best shampoo for African-American descent?

Mild shampoo.: The scalp is already irritated. The cause is being treated Use a mild shampoo that is not strongly scented. You don't want strong scent and soap molecules to irritate the area more. It a shampoo stings or causes itching, don't use it, of course. ...Read more

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I've been using griseofulvin for months now but I still have hair loss and itchiness, should I switch to lamisil (terbinafine)?

I've been using griseofulvin for months now but I still have hair loss and itchiness, should I switch to lamisil (terbinafine)?

Itchy Scalp: It depends what you are treating, Griseofulvin does not treat hair loss unless the hair loss is caused by a fungus. If you are treating a fungus was a skin scraping done to identify if a fungus was present? If not you may not have a fungus.
You may have seborrheic dermatitis which is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor to check my bald spot and he said it was tinea, I been taking griseofulvin for 4 weeks now, why haven't I seen improvement?

I went to the doctor to check my bald spot and he said it was tinea, I been taking griseofulvin for 4 weeks now, why haven't I seen improvement?

If it is a small: Circle of hair loss, ask someone to see if there are some hairs that look like an exclamation mark *i.e.Narrow at the bottom and broad at the top) if they are present it is alopecia areata, of unknown cause. It might be that or failure of he treatment so see the doctor who is treating you. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol whilst on griseofulvin? Will it affect it's overall effectiveness? (widespread microsporum canis fungal infection)

Can I drink alcohol whilst on griseofulvin? Will it affect it's overall effectiveness? (widespread microsporum canis fungal infection)

Potentially toxic: Griseofulvin is a big time CYPT6 inhibitor, and alcohol overrides its metabolism, slowing its metoblism severely, which may cause toxicity. Therefore, I'd avoid alcohol with griseofulvin ...Read more

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Prescribed griseofulvin for nine months for tinea pedis. Small toe looks infected quite dark. Is this a good period of time for treatment?

Prescribed griseofulvin for nine months for tinea pedis. Small toe looks infected quite dark. Is this a good period of time for treatment?

Too long: You really should see some improvement after a couple of months - this sounds like too long to expect a positive result. You need to get off that drug and go see your doctor for a better solution ...Read more

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Have been taking Gris peg (griseofulvin) just for dark small toenail on left foot since Sept. Haven't seen progress. Is it an actual infection? Rest of toe nails are ok

Have been taking Gris peg (griseofulvin) just for dark small toenail on left foot since Sept. Haven't seen progress. Is it an actual infection? Rest of toe nails are ok

Gris peg (griseofulvin): It is possible to have just one toe affected. It is also possible that what is is infecting your nail does not respond to gris peg (griseofulvin). Without seeing your nail it is impossible to comment intelligently. See you podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more

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I have this genital warts on my penis, I have see a doctor and gave me a medicine called griseofulvin and candid cream. I have finish them but not gone?

I have this genital warts on my penis, I have see a doctor and gave me a medicine called griseofulvin and candid cream. I have finish them but not gone?

See answer: Griseofulvin is a medication used most commonly for treatment of "athlete's foot ". Candida yeast is the usual cause of infections on the head of penis and foreskin, especially in uncircumcised males. Neither treats genital warts and there are a variety of both patient-or md-provided topical meds used to treat these (pofofilox, imiquimod, sinecatechins, bichlor- or trichlor-acetic acid). ...Read more

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Went for follow up. Doc says the peelings aren't tinea pedis. Still prescribed Clotrimazole and Gris peg (griseofulvin) for left foot and small toe nail. Is this right?

Wrong Medication: If your not responding to this combination of drugs and your doctor says you do not have Tinea, perhaps a switch to just a strong corticosteroid cream alone may be a viable alternative. If that fails your doctor should have the tissue analyses for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more