Griseofulvin for Ringworm of the Skin
Griseofulvin is taken as a pill (orally).
You take it once or twice a day for 2 to 8 weeks.
How It Works
Griseofulvin inhibits the growth of fungi.
Why It Is Used
How Well It Works
Griseofulvin is an effective treatment for ringworm of the skin.
You should take it with fatty foods for better absorption in the body.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
If you are taking antifungal pills, your doctor may monitor your blood count and liver and kidney function during treatment to watch for any bad side effects. This may not be needed in healthy children.
What To Think About
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