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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Dapsone. Please consult your doctor.
Dapsone may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing... View More
Dapsone is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not ha... View More
Dapsone does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Dapsone in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Dapsone in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Dapsone belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-leprotic medicines. It is used to treat leprosy and acne. It works by stopping the growth of disease c... View More
Uses of Dapsone
Side effects of Dapsone
How to use Dapsone
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dapsone may be taken with ... View More
How Dapsone works
Dapsone is an anti-leprotic medication. It works by stopping the production of folic acid in certain bacteria, thereby stopping them from growing.
- When used long term, your doctor may monitor amount of blood cells in your blood regularly.
- Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or you get eye or nerve problems.
Pneumonia, Acne, Leprosy, Dermatitis herpetiformis
Dermatitis Herpetiformis 50 mg PO qDay, titrate to 300 mg qDay or higher to achieve desired effect Reduce dose to minimum effective dose within the ... View More
Child: PO 2 mg/kg, max 100 mg q24h 4 mg/kg, max 200 mg Once weekly
Hypersensitivity. Severe anaemia, porphyria.
Mode of Action
Dapsone inhibits folic acid synthesis by preventing normal bacterial utilization of PABA (PABA).
G6PD deficiency, methaemoglobin or Hb M. Perform regular blood counts and monitor liver function regularly. Pregnancy and lactation. Lactation: Enter... View More
1-10% Hemolysis,Methemoglobinemia <1% Reactional states (ie, abrupt changes in clinical activity occurring during any leprosy treatment; classified... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: C Lactation: Enters breast milk; not recommended (AAP Committee states "compatible with nursing")
Decreased serum conc of dapsone when used with rifampicin. Increased plasma conc with probenecid, trimethoprim. Antagonize clofazimine.
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