Griseofulvin 500mg Tablets
4.1 Therapeutic indications
The treatment of fungal infections of the skin, scalp, hair, or nails (Tinea barbae, Tinea capitis, Tinea corporis, Tinea cruris, Tinea pedis, Tinea unguium) where topical therapy is considered inappropriate, or the infection has proven refractory to topical therapy.
Oral administration of griseofulvin for systemic therapy of fungal infections enables newly formed keratin of the skin, hair, and nails to resist fungal attack. As the new keratin extends, the old infected keratin is shed.
Prior to therapy, the type of fungi responsible should be identified. The use of griseofulvin is not justified in the treatment of minor or trivial infections that will respond to topical therapy.
Before prescribing Griseofulvin Tablets, consideration should be given to national and/or local guidance on the appropriate use of antifungals.
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