Tinea Capitis (Griseofulvin)

Tinea Capitis (Griseofulvin)

GRISEOFULVIN MICROSIZE (Grifulvin V):
Dose: 20-25 mg/kg/day (~10mg/lb/day ) (QD or BID dosing)
Duration: 8 weeks
Supplied: SUSPENSION: 125 mg/5 ml – 120 ml
• (Max: 1 g/d;   Info: give with fatty meal to increase absorption)

WEIGHTDOSE
(Lb)(Kg)125 mg/ 5 ml
22102 tsp QD
33153 tsp QD
44204 tsp (500 mg tab) QD OR   2 tsp BID
66303 tsp BID
88+40+4 tsp BID   (500 mg tab BID)

GRISEOFULVIN ULTRAMICROSIZE (Gris-PEG):
Dose: Child: 15mg/kg/day
Duration: 8 weeks
Supplied: 125mg tablets

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