Minor side effects are quite common and include:
- Gastrointestinal upset: nausea, vomiting, heartburn, cramps, flatulence, taste disturbance, furred tongue.
- Rashes including urticaria , lupus erythematosus and photosensitivity (protect your skin from the sun).
- Urinary disturbance: frequency, bed wetting.
- Nervous system disturbance: Blurred vision, dizziness, depression, nightmares, fatigue.
- Menstrual disturbance.
- Liver disturbance.
Likuden should not be taken in pregnancy as there is a slight risk of malformation of the fetus. Males should not father children within 6 months of treatment with Likuden as it may damage sperm cells.
Why it's used
Likuden oral tablet is used to treat fungal infections that can affect different parts of your body. These include your hair, nails, and skin.
How to use Likuden
Shake the bottle well before each dose. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. For the best absorption, it is best taken with or after a meal containing a moderate amount of fat. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about specific dietary instructions, especially if you are on a low-fat diet.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, dosage is also based on weight. The length of treatment depends on the type of infection you have. It may take several weeks to months to complete treatment for infections of the scalp, feet, and body. Nail infections may require several months to a year or longer to treat.
Antifungal medications work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.
Continue to take this medication for the full prescribed length of treatment even if symptoms improve after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow the fungus to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
What are the side effects of Likuden tablet?
Reported side effects include:
- Hypersensitivity type reactions including rashes, itching, and redness
- Angioedema (swelling under the surface of the skin)
- Numbness of the hands and feet
- Oral thrush (fungal infection with Candida Albicans)
- Upset stomach
- Loose stool (diarrhea)
- Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- Mental confusion
- Impairment of performance of routine activities
- Presence of abnormal quantities of protein in the urine (proteinuria)
- Reduced white blood cell count (leukopenia)
What is Likuden?
Likuden is an antifungal medicine that is used to treat infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, jock itch, and fungal infections of the scalp, fingernails, or toenails.
Likuden may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Likuden is a medicine which is used to treat fungal infections. It is mainly prescribed for infections occurring on the skin or scalp. It is prescribed in particular for an infection called scalp ringworm (also called tinea capitis). It is also used to treat some nail infections, especially when other more frequently prescribed treatments are not suitable for some reason.
Highlights for Likuden
- Likuden oral tablet is available as both a generic and brand-name drug. Brand name: Gris-PEG.
- Likuden also comes as a liqu >
There have been post-marketing reports of severe skin and hepatic adverse events associated with Likuden use (see WARNINGS section).
When adverse reactions occur, they are most commonly of the hypersensitivity type such as skin rashes, urticaria, erythema multiforme-like drug reactions, and rarely, angioneurotic edema, and may necessitate withdrawal of therapy and appropriate countermeasures. Paresthesia of the hands and feet have been reported after extended therapy. Other side effects reported occasionally are oral thrush, nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, mental confusion, and impairment of performance of routine activities. Proteinuria and leukopenia have been reported rarely. Administration of the drug should be discontinued if granulocytopenia occurs. When rare, serious reactions occur with Likuden, they are usually associated with high dosages, long periods of therapy, or both.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC at 1-800-321-4576 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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Gris-PEG (Likuden ultramicrosize) is an antifungal medication used to treat fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails such as jock itch, athlete's foot, and barber's itch. Common side effects of Gris-PEG include:
- stomach upset,
- trouble sleeping (insomnia),
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling),
- numbness or tingling in your hands or feet, or
- menstrual irregularities.
Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Gris-PEG including:
- mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, trouble doing normal activities),
- sunburn-like rash,
- hearing changes,
- butterfly-shaped facial rash (around the nose and cheeks), or
- joint or muscle pain.
Dosage of Gris-PEG varies. In adults a daily administration of 375–750 mg (as a single dose or in divided doses) is recommended. Dose depends on the condition being treated. The pediatric dose for children over 2 years of age is approximately 3.3 mg per pound of body weight per day. Gris-PEG may interact with oral anticoagulants (blood thinners), birth control pills, salicylates such as aspirin and others, and cyclosporine. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. Gris-PEG is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm a fetus. Use of birth control is recommended during treatment and for 1 month after the drug is stopped. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Gris-PEG (Likuden ultramicrosize) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Before taking Likuden,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Likuden, or any other medications.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin), oral contraceptives, cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), phenobarbital (Luminal), and vitamins.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease, porphyria, lupus, or a history of alcohol abuse.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Likuden, call your doctor.
- tell your doctor if you drink alcohol.
- you should plan to avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight and to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Likuden may make your skin sensitive to sunlight.