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Griseofulvin is taken as a pill (orally).
You take it once or twice a day for 2 to 8 weeks.
Griseofulvin inhibits the growth of fungi.
Griseofulvin is used to treat
ringworm of the skin, especially if ringworm has not
cleared after using topical medicine or when ringworm rash is
Griseofulvin is an effective treatment for ringworm of the
You should take it with fatty foods for better absorption in the
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference
is not available in all systems.)
If you are taking antifungal pills, your doctor may monitor your
blood count and liver and kidney function during treatment to watch for any bad
side effects. This may not be needed in healthy children.
Complete the new medication information form (PDF)(What is a PDF document?) to help you understand this medication.
March 21, 2011
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology
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