Drug Class: What is Product ? and why is it prescribed?
Grisactin Mechanism: How does Product work?
Grisactin Dosage: How should you take Product
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Product
Special information on Product
Product side effects
|Drug Class: What is Product ? and why is it prescribed?|
|Grisactin belongs to the group of medicines called antifungals. Grisactin is used to treat fungus infections of the skin, hair, fingernails, and toenails. Grisactin may be taken alone or used along with medicines that are applied to the skin for fungus infections.|
|Grisactin Mechanism: How does Product work?|
|Grisactin is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, hair and nails. When given by mouth Grisactin concentrates itself in keratin, a protein which is present in all of these areas. Grisactin is thought to work by interfering with fungal cell growth and replication. Grisactin does not kill an established fungal infection but instead prevents infection of new keratin in these areas. Grisactin is frequently used to treat fungal infections of the nail bed and ringworm (tinea) that has not responded to other forms of treatment.|
|Grisactin Dosage: How should you take Product|
|To minimize stomach irritation and help your body absorb the drug, take Grisactin at meal times or with food or whole milk. If you are on a low fat diet, check with your doctor. Observe good hygiene during treatment to help control infection and prevent re-infection. The usual treatment periods for various ringworm infections are: Ringworm of the scalp-4 to 6 weeks Ringworm of the body-2 to 4 weeks Athletes foot-4 to 8 weeks The usual treatment period, depending on the rate of growth, for ringworm of the fingernails is at least 4 months and for ringworm of the toenails at least 6 months. Adults Ringworm of the Body, Groin and Thigh, Scalp The usual dose of Grisactin is 250 milligrams a day taken as a single dose or divided into smaller doses, as determined by your doctor. Athletes Foot, Ringworm of the Nails The usual dose of Grisactin is 500 milligrams a day divided into smaller doses, as determined by your doctor. Children A single daily dose of Grisactin is effective in children with ringworm of the scalp. The usual dose of Grisactin is 3.3 milligrams per pound of body weight per day. This means that children weighing 35 to 60 pounds will take 125 to 187.5 milligrams a day, and children weighing more than 60 pounds will take 187.5 to 375 milligrams a day. No dose of Grisactin has been established for children 2 years of age and under. If you miss a Grisactin dose If you miss a dose of Grisactin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take double doses of Grisactin. Grisactin Overdose Grisactin when taken in excess can have dangerous consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Grisactin, seek medical emergency immediately. Grisactin Storage instructions Keep Grisactin out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. Store Grisactin at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any amount of Grisactin after the expiration date. Preparations: Tablet -250mg|
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Product|
|Blood thinning medications such as nicoumalone and warfarin are both broken down by Grisactin at a faster rate, and so there is an increased risk of a blood clot developing. Absorption of Grisactin is reduced from the gut by phenobarbital (antiepileptic). Grisactin may decrease the blood levels of cyclosporin. Grisactin reduces the effectiveness of the oral contraceptives when taken in combination. Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Grisactin works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines. Grisactin may intensify the effects of alcohol. If you drink alcohol while taking Grisactin, your heart may start beating faster and your skin may be flushed.|
|Special information on Product|
|Most Important Fact about Grisactin To clear up your infection completely, continue taking Grisactin as prescribed until your doctor tells you to stop. Although some improvement may appear within a few days, you need to take Grisactin for an extended period. Grisactin precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding Grisactin should not be used during pregnancy. The birth of twins that were joined together has been reported, although rarely, in women who took Grisactin during the first 3 months of pregnancy. In addition, studies in rats and dogs have shown that Grisactin causes birth defects and other problems. It is not known if Grisactin is excreted in breast milk. However, Grisactin has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies. Special warnings about Grisactin Tell your prescriber or health care professional if your symptoms do not begin to improve in 1 to 2 weeks. Some fungal infections need many weeks or months of treatment to cure. Use Grisactin regularly for as long as your prescriber or health care professional tells you to. Oral contraceptives that contain estrogen may not work properly while you take Grisactin. Use an additional method of birth control while you take Grisactin and for one month afterwards. You may get drowsy or dizzy; until you know how Grisactin affects you, do not drive, or use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness. Alcohol may make you drowsier, and increase flushing and a rapid heartbeat. Avoid alcoholic drinks. Keep out of the sun, or wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or sun tanning beds or booths. To help prevent re-infection, wear freshly washed cotton, not synthetic, clothing. After bathing make sure your skin is quite dry. Fungal infections like moist conditions. Do not walk about barefoot.|
|Product side effects|
Why Grisactin should not be prescribed?
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Grisactin and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Grisactin should not be prescribed incase of patients with severe liver disease.
Possible Grisactin Side effects
Less common side effects of Grisactin may include:
Rare side effects of Grisactin may include
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