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Composition for DAPSONE

Dapsone(100 mg)

food interaction for DAPSONE

alcohol interaction for DAPSONE

pregnancy interaction for DAPSONE

lactation interaction for DAPSONE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Dapsone 100mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Dapsone 100mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DAPSONE

Dapsone(100 mg)

Uses

Dapsone 100mg tablet is used in the treatment of leprosy.

How it works

Dapsone 100mg tablet slows the bacterial growth by preventing folic acid synthesis in susceptible organisms.

Common side effects

Nausea, Increased sensitivity to light, Itchy rash, Liver inflammation, Liver function abnormal, Anemia, Dapsone syndrome, Headache, Insomnia, Jaundice, Loss of appetite, Tachycardia, Nerve injury, Tingling sensation of extremity, Vomiting

Common Dosage for DAPSONE 100MG TABLET

Patients taking DAPSONE 100MG TABLET

  • 85%
    Once A Day
  • 13%
    Twice A Day
  • 3%
    Alternate Day

SUBSTITUTES for DAPSONE

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for DAPSONE

  • Dapsone should be used with caution in patients with heart or lung disease.
  • Regular blood counts should be performed during treatment with dapsone to check incidence of hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells).
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, but suffering from leprosy, your doctor may prescribe you folic acid supplements along with dapsone.

Frequently asked questions for DAPSONE

Dapsone

Q.Is dapsone a steroid, retinoid, immunosuppressant or sulfa drug?
Dapsone is a sulfa drug used mainly to treat leprosy

Q.Is dapsone available over the counter?
No. Dapsone belongs to schedule H category of drugs and it is available only on valid prescription

Q.Does dapsone cause itching, tiredness, weight gain, weight loss, hair loss or yeast infections?
Dapsone may cause itching, tiredness, and loss of appetite. It is not reported to cause weight gain or loss, hair loss or yeast infections. Consult your doctor if you experience such side effects

Q.Does dapsone topical work?
Dapsone gel is used topically for the treatment of acne (pimples).

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 May, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)