Information about Dapsone
Dapsone is used in the treatment of leprosy and acne.
How dapsone works
Dapsone is an anti-leprotic medication. In leprosy, it works by stopping the production of folic acid in certain bacteria, thereby stopping them from growing. In acne, it stops the growth of acne-causing bacteria (P. acnes) and helps reduce redness and swelling associated with acne lesions.
Common side effects of dapsone
Oily skin, Dry skin, Application site redness, Skin exfoliation
Available Medicine for Dapsone
- ₹329Cipla Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹241Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹218Akumentis Healthcare Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹47Systopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Dapsone
- Dapsone is used in the treatment of leprosy.
- It may also help with the treatment of acne, when used as a gel
- Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
- Take it in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor.
- Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if becomes worse.
Frequently asked questions for Dapsone
Q. How long does Dapsone takes to work?
Usually, Dapsone starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.
Q. What if I don't get better after using Dapsone?
Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Dapsone when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Dapsone and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before infection is completely cured.