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Grifulvin V (Griseofulvin)

Also Known as Grisovin

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Your doctor may prescribe Grifulvin V to treat a group of infections called dermatophyte infections. These types of infections are fungal skin infections that can affect the hair, nails, and skin. Common symptoms may include itching, scaling, discoloration, and rashing of the area.

Grifulvin is an antifungal medication that works by stopping the replication of fungal cells. It is incorporated into keratin (a protein in the skin, hair, and nails) to prevent future infections.

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25 to 70%

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Elimination half-life

9–21 hours

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Consult Doctor


Gris-peg, Grifulvin V

Protein binding


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Routes of administration

By mouth


Grifulvin is available in 125 mg, 250 mg, and 500 mg tablets. The starting dosage is usually 250 mg twice daily or 500 mg once daily.

Your healthcare provider may increase your dosage to 750-1000 mg by mouth divided into one or more doses per day for severe infections.

Grifulvin can be taken with or without food.


The active ingredient in Grifulvin V generic is griseofulvin.


The most common drug-drug interactions with this medication include:

  • Alcohol 
  • Aminolevulinic Acid
  • Barbiturates
  • Carbocisteine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Hormonal contraceptives
  • Saccharomyces boulardii
  • Warfarin


Tell your doctor immediately if a rash develops when you start Grifulvin V.

Use caution if you have a history of liver problems before taking this medication because it can cause liver problems.

If you have a history of allergy to penicillin, there is a potential for cross-reaction with Grifulvin V.

It is recommended to wear sunscreen while you take this medication.

Side Effects

Tell your healthcare providers if you experience any of the following Grifulvin V side effects:

  • Angioedema
  • Confusion
  • Dermatologic reaction
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Epigastric distress
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Granulocytopenia
  • Headache
  • Hepatotoxicity
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Increased serum bilirubin
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Nephrosis
  • Oral candidiasis
  • Paresthesia
  • Skin photosensitivity
  • Skin rash
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Urticaria
  • Vomiting


  1. Grifulvin V [package insert]. Los Angeles, CA: Ortho Dermatologics; 2011.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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