Griseofulvin for Ringworm of the Scalp or Beard
You take griseofulvin as a pill (orally). It is available in liquid form for children.
Depending on how severe the infection is, you may take griseofulvin once or twice a day for as few as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks.
How It Works
Griseofulvin stops the growth of fungi.
Why It Is Used
You use griseofulvin to treat ringworm of the scalp or beard.
You are likely to use griseofulvin together with antifungal shampoos.
How Well It Works
Griseofulvin is an effective treatment for ringworm of the scalp or beard. It is the treatment of choice for children, because it is well tolerated and has a long history of safe use.1
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
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