Griseofulvin (Fulvicin®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Griseofulvin is used in dogs, cats, and other pets for the treatment of dermatophyte fungal infections (ringworm). Treatment must also include removing the fungus from the environment (e.g., bedding). Ringworm in pets can be easily transmitted to humans. Treatment needs to extend past the disappearance of lesions. Griseofulvin causes birth defects: do NOT use in pregnant or nursing females or breeding males. Use with caution in kittens. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, depression, or weakness while being treated with griseofulvin.

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Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.


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