Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?

Griseofulvin is an antifungal medication. It is usually used to treat ringworm. It also may be used to treat fungal infections of the skin, hair and nails.

How do I give this medication?

"Give this medication to your pet for the entire time prescribed by your veterinarian, even if it appears the pet is feeling better."
  • Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
  • If using the liquid form of this medication, shake well before measuring the dose and measure the dose with reasonable care.
  • This medication should be given following a fatty meal. This helps the body absorb the medicine.
  • Give this medication to your pet for the entire time prescribed by your veterinarian, even if it appears the pet is feeling better. This will help to ensure the condition is completely cleared up.
  • DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed.
  • DO NOT give the medicine more often than directed.
  • Try not to miss giving any doses.

What if I miss giving a dose?

Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.

How do I store this medicine?

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
  • Store capsules and tablets in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.
  • Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.

What are the potential side effects?

  • Griseofulvin may cause vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, depression, muscular in-coordination, sensitivity to sunlight or inflammation of the skin.
  • Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.

Are there any possible drug interactions?

  • Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving your pet.
  • Quite often, your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and sometimes a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
  • The following drugs can potentially interact with griseofulvin: phenobarbital, coumarin, and alcohol.
  • Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.


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