Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin 250 mg)
€45.90 – €118.90
The medication sold as Generic Griseofulvin is identical to Grisovin FP. The different names and prices are explained by the different manufacturers and not the discrepancy between the effect and quality of the pills. The medications are used to treat various fungal infections such as skin, nail, and hair fungal infections in children older than 2 years of age and adults. However, the medication is contraindicated for pregnant and breastfeeding women and people with certain conditions. In order to find out whether the medication is suitable for you, read our article about Griseofulvin.
Generic Grisovin FP (Griseofulvin 250 mg) guide:
What is the medication sold under the name Generic Grisovin FP?
Grisovin FP is not a unique medication but rather the trade name under which the antifungal medication known internationally as Griseofulvin is marketed in several countries. If you don’t know the name Griseofulvin but are aware of Grisovin FP, it means that you live in one of the countries where the brand is the most promoted and marketed. In other countries, and most likely in your country too, the same medication is also marketed under other trade names. Collectively such medications are called Generic Grisovin FP or Generic Griseofulvin.
Generic plus the name of the active substance or the advertised name is a term introduced by the World Health Organization to easily identify the same medications even if they have different names. The thing is that it is absolutely normal that numerous pharmaceutical companies make the same medications. Otherwise, if a single company made them, it would be able to establish sky-high prices for their pills. In fact, some medications, the exclusive patent for which hadn’t expired yet are indeed extremely overpriced. It means, that the production doesn’t cost that much and the manufacturers increase the initial cost of the medication more than 20 times when the medication reaches the shelves of pharmacies. Generic medications make such drugs affordable to broader populations; they break the monopoly of a single company and make essential therapy available to anyone.
Is generic Griseofulvin as effective as the branded medicine?
The lower price of generics makes many people wonder whether these preparations are as qualitative and effective as the branded medicine. The answer is “yes”. Generic preparations that can be found when you look for the drug Generic plus the brand name or the name of the active agent are made with the use of the same formula and substances. They have the same indications for use and effect. Their lower price is due to the lower research and production costs as well as lack of promotion expenses. The idea that generics are inferior is imposed by the doctors who receive their commissions when they prescribe branded medications. Their rewards are paid by the large brand owners.
At our online pharmacy you can buy Generic Grisovin FP and get absolutely the same qualitative treatment as you would if you paid several times more money for the branded preparation.
When to use the drug?
Griseofulvin is an antifungal medication used for the therapy of such diseases as mycosis of the skin, hair, and nails, i.e. trichophytosis, favus, microsporia of the scalp, smooth skin, dermatomycosis of the beard and mustache, epidermophytia of the smooth skin, epidermophytia of the feet, inguinal epidermophytia, and onychomycosis.
Fungal infections are often accompanied by itching, skin peeling, hair falling, and unpleasant odor from the affected skin area, irritation of the skin, and yellowing and foliation of the nails. If you have any of these symptoms, it could be a fungal infection or another condition such as, for instance, allergy (except for the nails). At our online pharmacy you can buy Grisovin FP without a prescription and start using it as indicated on this web page as we provide the information from the official instruction. However, we still advise you to consult a specialist such as dermatologist or trichologist in order to get a precise diagnosis and do not delay the therapy of other condition if you have it while you use this antifungal medication.
Who should not use the medication?
As any other medication, Griseofulvin has the contraindications for its use. It means that even if you are diagnosed with a fungal infection that is treated with the preparation but you also suffer from any condition listed here, you cannot start the therapy with the pills or you will suffer from the complication of your condition.
You should not buy Griseofulvin if you have previously used the medication and suffered from severe side effects as it means that you are hypersensitive to its components. The medication is also contraindicated for people with porphyria, systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus-like syndrome, systemic blood diseases, leukopenia, acute and subacute liver and kidney disease with impaired function, hepatic insufficiency, malignant neoplasms (cancer), cerebral circulatory disorders, post-stroke condition, or uterine bleeding. Griseofulvin’s safety in children below 2 years of age is also not studied so the medication is not allowed to be used in them.
Can the medication be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Griseofulvin is contraindicated both to pregnant and breastfeeding women. Although, women who breastfeed can stop breastfeeding and transfer an infant to formula and receive the treatment.
How to use Griseofulvin pills?
This medication guide provides the recommendations taken directly from the official instruction for the preparation. The following dosages and treatment schemes are suitable only for people who buy Generic Griseofulvin after making sure that they do not have any contraindications for the pills use.
Griseofulvin is taken during or after meal with plant oil.
For the therapy of microsporia or ringworm in children older than 2 years of age the dosage is 21-22 mg per kilogram of the body weight a day. Adults for the same condition should take from 500 to 1000 mg (8 tablets) a day. The medication is taken daily till the first negative test for fungi presence. Then, the same dosage is taken once in two days for two weeks. Next, it is taken 2 times a week for two weeks.
For the therapy of trichophytosis (superficial and infiltrative-suppuration forms) and favus in children the dosage is 18 mg per kilogram of the body weight following the same scheme as for the above-described condition.
For the therapy of onychomycosis (nail fungal infection), trichophytosis and favus of the scalp in adults the daily dosage for adults with the body weight lower than 50 kg is 625 mg (5 tablets). The maximum daily dosage is 1 gram or 8 pills. The daily dosage for the children and teenagers is 16 mg per kilogram of the body weight.
Onychomycosis (nail fungal infection) is treated with the daily intake of the medication for a month. The following month, the same dosages are taken once in two days. Then, the dosage is taken 2 times a week till the complete replacement of the nail with the new one. The entire treatment course length it not less than 8 months.
What adverse reactions can the therapy cause?
The medication can cause such adverse reactions as headache, dizziness, general weakness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, candidiasis stomatitis, hepatitis, hives, skin rash, itching, angioedema, and others.
Some of the adverse reactions indicate that the medication is not suitable for you but only your health care provider can decide whether you should continue the therapy or stop taking the medication and start the therapy with another antifungal drug. Therefore, if you suffer from any of the listed conditions or other symptoms, do not hesitate to go to your physician or other specialist following whose recommendations you decided to order Grisovin FP.
With what substances is it not advised to combine the medication?
The medication enhances the effect of ethanol. It decreases the effect of estrogen-containing oral contraceptives, anticoagulants of indirect action (due to the induction of microsomal liver enzymes).
The antifungal effect of Grisovin FP is lowered with barbiturates and primidon.
Overdose signs and treatment
There are no official data on the overdose of the medication. However, it is assumed that extremely large doses can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, confusion, vertigo, hives, and other symptoms. If you think that you overdosed and experience any negative symptoms, call your local poison-help line or seek emergency help.
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