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What should I know about Grifulvin V (griseofulvin) before taking it?

Before taking Grifulvin V (griseofulvin), you should know the following safety information:
  • This medication should be taken with a high fat meal to increase absorption.
  • Because this medication may increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight, you should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, wear sunscreen and protective clothing when outside, and avoid tanning beds to prevent severe burns on your skin while taking Grifulvin V.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Grifulvin V, unless your doctor specifically gives you permission to do so. When combined with this medication, alcohol may cause a rapid heartbeat and flushing of the skin.
  • It is best to avoid driving or performing other potentially-dangerous activities until you know how you respond to Grifulvin V, since this medication can cause dizziness or drowsiness.

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