Drug interactions between griseofulvin and itraconazole
Interactions between your drugs
- Griseofulvin is in the drug class miscellaneous antifungals.
- Griseofulvin is used to treat the following conditions:
- Itraconazole is a member of the drug class azole antifungals.
- Itraconazole is used to treat the following conditions:
- Aspergillosis, Aspergilloma
- Aspergillosis, Invasive
- Candida Urinary Tract Infection
- Cryptococcal Meningitis, Immunosuppressed Host
- Esophageal Candidiasis
- Febrile Neutropenia
- Fungal Infection Prophylaxis
- Onychomycosis, Fingernail
- Onychomycosis, Toenail
- Oral Thrush
- Systemic Fungal Infection
- Tinea Capitis
- Tinea Versicolor
- Vaginal Yeast Infection
Drug and food interactions
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.