Medicine Overview of Dapsone Tablet
Dapsone 100mg Tablet is used in the treatment of leprosy.
Nausea, Increased sensitivity to light, Itchy rash, Liver inflammation, Liver function abnormal, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Dapsone syndrome, Headache, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Jaundice, Loss of appetite, Tachycardia, Nerve injury, Tingling sensation of extremity, Vomiting.
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 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Dapsone 100mg Tablet stops the growth of bacteria in the body.
In Depth Information on 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.
Dapsone Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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.
Dapsone 100mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Dapsone 100mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Dapsone 100mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Dapsone 100mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Dapsone Tablet
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).
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Dapsone with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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