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Indications:

Griseofulvin is used in treatment of tinea (Ringworm) infections caused by various species of Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton. It is general given for such infections that involve the scalp, hair, nails and skin and which do not respond to topical treatments.

Contraindications:

Severe liver disease; porphyria; monilial infection; SLE; pregnancy.

Adverse reactions:

Oral thrush; GI distress, taste perversion; dizziness, confusion, headache, depression, insomnia, fatigue; peripheral neuritis, photosensitivity; skin rashes, urticaria, erythema multiforme; leucopenia, proteinuria. Potentially Fatal: Hepatotoxicity; angioedema.

Interactions:

Antagonises oral anticoagulants and oral contraceptives. Decreased GI absorption with phenobarbital. Reduced plasma concentrations with enzyme inducers e.g. phenylbutazone and hypnotics. Potentially Fatal: Enhances effects of alcohol and causes disulfiram-like reaction.

Warnings:

Lactation; may impair ability to drive or operate machinery; avoid exposure to intense sunlight or artificial light. Regular monitoring of the renal, hepatic and blood tests should be done.Pregnancy category C

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