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Dapsone Tablet

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Overview

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

How Dapsone Tablet works

Dapsone Tablet is an anti-leprotic medication. It works by stopping the production of folic acid in certain bacteria, thereby stopping them from growing.

Dapsone Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dapsone Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Dapsone Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Dapsone Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Dapsone Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Dapsone Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dapsone with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Dapsone

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Skin allergy diagonesd leukocytoclastic vasculitis asked for G6PD test?please explain
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
Inorder to give dapsone tablet main Medicine for this disease get it done as early as possible without thinking so much and asking other doctors for the reason behind tests !!!!!! It's for your own benefit
Sir I have some serious problem with my hair since 2 years. Finally diagnosis with scarring alopecia by scalp biopsy report. which is attached below. Doctor prescribed me a shampoo and dapsone" tablet one in bed time for 30 days. After 23 days I can't see any changes in my hair . Plz give some advice"
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
PATIENT scarring alopecia u won't get back the lost follicles Bt the progression of the disease can be stopped . the follicles on the verge of dying can be saved from further damageSo the goal of treatment is to stop further damage and those follicles wch r still not fully destroyed can be recovered bt the fibrosed follicles will have no hairI suggest u to consult ur doctor regarding further medication depending on the current stage
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