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Drug interactions between griseofulvin and itraconazole

Results for the following 2 drugs:
griseofulvin
itraconazole

Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between griseofulvin and itraconazole - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

griseofulvin

A total of 352 drugs (1877 brand and generic names) are known to interact with griseofulvin.

itraconazole

A total of 618 drugs (2881 brand and generic names) are known to interact with itraconazole.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

griseofulvin food

Applies to: griseofulvin

You may be advised to take griseofulvin with a fatty meal to increase its absorption into your body. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. The combination of alcohol and griseofulvin may cause flushing and a fast heart rate. Use alcohol cautiously during treatment with griseofulvin.

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Moderate

itraconazole food

Applies to: itraconazole

Food increases the absorption of itraconazole capsules but decreases the absorption of itraconazole oral solution. Capsules should be taken immediately after a full meal and the solution be taken on an empty stomach to ensure best results.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.

Duplication

Antifungal agents

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'antifungal agents' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'antifungal agents' category:

  • griseofulvin
  • itraconazole

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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