Dapsone 100mg Tablet

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Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Dapsone 100mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Leprosy
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
241.5
₹0.24/Tablet
1000 tablets in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Dapsone Tablet

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Uses of Dapsone Tablet

Dapsone 100mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Leprosy.
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Side effects of Dapsone Tablet

Common

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

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How to use Dapsone Tablet

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Dapsone 100mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Dapsone Tablet works

Dapsone 100mg tablet stops the growth of bacteria in the body.

In Depth Information on Dapsone Tablet

Expert advice for Dapsone Tablet

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Dapsone 100mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Dapsone 100mg Tablet should be used with caution during lact
ation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
SAFE
Dapsone 100mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Dapsone
100mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Montomycin 450mg Capsule, Ticin 150mg Tablet, RF Kit, Monocin 600mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Dapsone 100mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for 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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Substitutes for Dapsone

No substitutes found for this medicine
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