Grifulvin is prescribed for the treatment of the following ringworm infections:
- Ringworm Of The Scalp;
- Ringworm Of The Nails;
- Ringworm Of The Groin And Thigh;
- Ringworm Of The Body;
- Barber'S Itch (Inflammation Of The Facial Hair Follicles);
- Athlete'S Foot;
Because Grifulvin is effective for only certain types of fungal infections, before treatment your doctor may perform tests to identify the source of infection.
Grifulvin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Skin Rashes;
The usual treatment periods for various ringworm infections are:
Ringworm of the scalp--4 to 6 weeks
Ringworm of the body--2 to 4 weeks
Athlete's foot--4 to 8 weeks
The usual treatment period, depending on the rate of growth, for ringworm of the fingernails is at least 4 months and for ringworm of the toenails at least 6 months.
Ringworm of the Body, Groin and Thigh, Scalp
The usual dosage is 375 mg a day taken as a single dose or divided into smaller doses, as determined by your doctor.
Athlete's Foot, Ringworm of the Nails
The usual dosage is 750 mg a day divided into smaller doses, as determined by your doctor.
A single daily dose is effective in children with ringworm of the scalp.
The usual dosage is 3.3 mg per pound of body weight per day. This means that children weighing 35 to 60 pounds will take 125 to 187.5 mg a day, and children weighing more than 60 pounds will take 187.5 to 375 mg a day.
No dosage has been established for children 2 years of age and under.