Gris-PEG

(griseofulvin)

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Treats fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails

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Gris-PEG (griseofulvin) can be an option for treating certain fungal infections of the skin, hair, and/or nails. However, it should only be used if topical antifungal medications haven't worked for you.

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Quick facts about griseofulvin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (griseofulvin)

Upsides

  • Gris-PEG (griseofulvin) is available as a liquid if tablets are hard to swallow.
  • Available in cheaper, generic form.
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Downsides

  • Can't use to prevent fungal infections.
  • Shouldn't use if you have liver damage.
  • Can affect sperm production. Men should wait at least 6 months after finishing Gris-PEG (griseofulvin) before considering having a child.
  • Gris-PEG (griseofulvin) can cause harm to a developing fetus; pregnant women should not used this medication. Women of childbearing age should use effective contraception while on Gris-PEG (griseofulvin) and at least one month after.
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How it works

Gris-PEG (griseofulvin) is a fungistatic medication. It treats fungal infections by preventing key steps in cell replication.

Quick facts about griseofulvin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (griseofulvin)

Used for

  • Dermatophyte infections of the skin, hair, and nails which are not successfully treated with topical medication

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Gris-PEG (griseofulvin) for Fungal infection of skin/hair/nails

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  • Possible side effects
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Light sensitivity
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Risks and Warnings for Gris-PEG (griseofulvin)

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  • In studies, Gris-PEG (griseofulvin), caused fetal defects. Pregnant women should not take this medication during the pregnancy. Should use contraception during therapy and for 1 month after therapy in women. Men should avoid fathering a child for 6 months after therapy.

Common concerns from people taking Gris-PEG (griseofulvin)

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Alcohol
  • Avoid alcohol when taking Gris-PEG (griseofulvin). Drinking alcohol while you're on Gris-PEG (griseofulvin) can cause unwanted nausea, vomiting, headache, and chest pains.
Food
  • Taking Gris-PEG (griseofulvin) with a fatty meal can help your body absorb the medication.