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.
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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