Grifulvin V is used to treat fungal infections of the scalp, body, foot (athlete's foot), nails, thigh (jock itch), or hair follicles (barber's itch) and it works by making the skin more resistant to fungal growth.
Medication must always be taken as advised by your medical practitioner/physician. If you are unsure, then please contact your physician for precise instructions. On the other hand, the medicine label usually contains dosage instructions which also may be followed.
Grifulvin V may be taken with a meal or without a meal to prevent stomach problems.
Shake the medicine well before using it and use a measuring device to calculate exact quantity prescribed by the doctor.
Medications are prescribed according to a dosage schedule which must be completed in order to reap the benefits of the treatment. Lapsed schedules render Grifulvin V ineffective. So, never stop in between unless advised by your physician.
One of the best ways to ensure that you do not miss out on a dose is to maintain a fixed regime for consuming Grifulvin V each day.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Grifulvin V is an antifungal agent and it gradually increases the resistance of the skin towards fungal agents and helps cure a variety of fungal diseases.
You must maintain a schedule for taking the medicine at the same time each day so that you do not miss out on any doses. But, in the advent of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember so that you can compensate for the loss of the dose.
But, then you may need to adjust your remaining doses accordingly. And if it is almost time for the next dose, then please skip the missed dose and continue with the normal schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Grifulvin V must be stored at a cool and dark place that prevents it from direct exposure to sunlight. It should also be protected from kids and pets. You can store it at room temperature.
If you are allergic to any ingredient in Grifulvin V (you may check medicine label) then please do not use it without consulting your doctor.
You must also avoid using Grifulvin V if you have conditions like you have severe liver disease or the blood disease porphyria or you are pregnant.
Ensure that your doctor is aware of your past and current medical history before you start any new treatment or medication. This must include any and all diseases that you have suffered /suffer from, all subscription and over the counter medication that you are taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements. This will help avoid a possible interaction or allergy.
In some cases, the medication might be altered or require special attention if you suffer from conditions like
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, if you have diabetes, liver disease, lupus, or numbness of the hands or feet.
Certain medicines may interact with this drug like
Barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital) because they may decrease Grifulvin V's effectiveness, Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), cyclosporine, or oral contraceptives (birth control pills) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Grifulvin V.
If you are planning to have a baby or are pregnant already then you must seek advice from your doctor before using Grifulvin V. Discuss the effects and possible risks that Grifulvin V usage may have on the unborn baby.
If you are breast feeding your child, then too seek medical advice before using Grifulvin V. Some drugs may be excreted in the breast milk and may harm the baby.