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Description

Dapsone is an antibacterial drug used along with other drugs in the treatment of leprosy, a long-term infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. This infection is characterized by the loss of parts of extremities due to repeated injuries or unnoticed wounds. This medicine should be used with caution in patients with severe anemia or glucose-6-phosphate deficiency or methemoglobinemia due to the increased risk of hemolytic anemia.

How should I use this medication?

Leprosy: The recommended adult dose of dapsone when used for leprosy is 100 mg daily. For children, the dose should be adjusted according to body weight (1 mg to 2 mg per kilogram of body weight daily). Dapsone is used in combination with other medications.

Dermatitis herpetiformis: To treat dermatitis herpetiformis, the usual starting dose is from 50 mg once daily, to be increased until an effective dose is reached. In some cases, up to 300 mg daily may be required.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

The medication needs to be taken for several months after the symptoms have disappeared to prevent the condition from returning. It is important to take dapsone as directed for as long as it has been prescribed, even if you are feeling better.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dapsone

  • Hemolysis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Suicidal thinking and behaviour
  • Convulsions
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin rash
  • Fever
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • Photosensitivity of skin 

Warnings

Pregnancy - This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding - This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary. Your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding or to stop the medicine based on your clinical condition.

Precautions

Before taking dapsone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to similar drugs such as sulfoxone; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: certain blood disorders (e.g., anemia, G6PD deficiency, methemoglobin reductase deficiency), liver disease, heart disease, lung disease, serious infection, very high blood sugar (diabetic ketosis).

If using this drug to treat Hansen's disease, note that as your immune system helps fight the infection, you may notice skin sores worsening, and numbness/pain/tingling or muscle weakness. This may require special treatment, so tell your doctor right away if these symptoms occur.

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