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Gris-Peg

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Gris-Peg, which is generically prescribed as griseofluvin, is commonly used to treat fungal infections on the skin, nail, and hair. Fungal infections which affect the skin include jock itch, athlete’s foot, and barber itch. While Gris-Peg is similar to an antibiotic, it is only significantly effective in the treatment if fungal infections.

Gris-Peg is not appropriate for everyone. A thorough medical history should be assessed prior to prescribing this medication. Patients with a medical history which includes patients with a prior sensitivity, porphyria, and liver disease may not be able to take this medication or may require careful monitoring while undergoing drug therapy with Gris-Peg, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition.

The American Food and Drug Administration rated Gris-Peg as a pregnancy risk category C. Gris-Peg is has on rare occurrence been associated with conjoined twins, however, it has yet to be determined whether or not this medication causes harm or birth defects to unborn babies. It has yet to be determined whether or not Gris-PES passes through the mother’s breast milk and affects a nursing baby. The prescribing physician should avoid prescribing this medication to women who are pregnant, nursing, or have a high likelihood of becoming pregnant.

There is a risk of side effects associated with Gris-Peg, some of which are severe. If a patient is experiencing a serious side effect or an allergic reaction, they should seek immediate emergency medical attention. An allergic reaction will present with symptoms such as facial swelling, including swelling of the lips, mouth, throat, or tongue. Other serious side effects which require emergency medical attention include dehydration and significant confusion.

Other less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical attention but should be reported to the prescribing physician. Patients should be encouraged to report all side effects. Less serious side effects include symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, confusion, numbness of the extremities, tingling of the extremities, or irregularities in the menstrual cycle. Less serious side effects can often be reduced to a tolerable level by reducing the dosage of Gris-Peg.

Gris-Peg should be taken exactly as it has been prescribed by the physician. If the patient misses a dose, the dose should be taken as soon as it is remembered. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, the missed dose should be skipped to avoid the potential for an overdose. The patient should never take a double dose of this medication. If an overdose is suspected, the patient should seek immediate emergency medical attention. An overdose may present with symptoms which include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, tingling or numbness, or confusion.

There is a potential risk of negative drug interactions associated with Gris-Peg. A thorough medical history should be understood prior to prescribing this medication. Patients should be urged to inquire with the prescribing physician before taking any new medications, including over the counter medications and herbal remedies. Medications with known drug interactions with Gris-Peg include oral blood thinners, birth control pills, cyclosporine, and salicylates, including aspirin.

Patients should be warned against sunlight exposure, as too much exposure to the sun may result in severe sunburn. Patients should not drink alcohol while taking Gris-PEN as this may result in flushing and accelerated heart rate.

Gris-peg has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of gris-peg


• Molecular formula of gris-peg is C17H17ClO6
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 7-chloro-4,6-dimethoxycoumaran-3-one-2-spiro-1?- (2?-methoxy-6?-methylcyclohex-2?-en-4?-one)
• Molecular weight is 352.766 g/mol
Gris-peg available : 125mg tablets

Generic name: Griseofulvin

Brand name(s): Amudane, Biogrisin-fp, Curling factor, Delmofulvina, Fulcin, Fulcine, Fulvican grisactin, Fulvicin, Fulvina, Fulvinil, Fulvistatin, Fungivin, Greosin, Gresfeed, Gricin, Grifulin, Grifulvin, Grisactin, Griscofulvin, Grisefuline, Griseo, Griseofulvina, Griseofulvine, Griseofulvinum, Griseomix, Grisetin, Grisofulvin, Grisovin, Grizeofulvin, Grysio, Guservin, Lamoryl, Likuden, Likunden, Murfulvin, Neo-Fulcin, Neocid, Poncyl, Spirofulvin, Sporostatin, Xuanjing

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