What is Dapsone (Dapsone) used for?
Dapsone (Dapsone) is used to treat a skin condition known as dermatitis herpetiformis, and Hansen's disease, more commonly known as leprosy. This medication is effective in treating these symptoms by reducing inflammation and preventing bacteria from growing. This drug is a type of antibacterial medication, and will not treat viral infections.
Other uses for this drug include being used to treat skin conditions caused by immune system disorders, and to prevent infections due to HIV, such as pneumocystis pneumonia (a lung infection) or toxoplasmosis (a brain infection).
How should I use Dapsone (Dapsone)?
Dapsone (Dapsone) tablets are taken orally. You should consult your physician so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. This drug is usually taken once per day or else 3 times per week, depending on the condition being treated. Always follow the directions given to you by your physician and never exceed the recommended dose.
What are the side effects of Dapsone (Dapsone)?
Side effects of Dapsone (Dapsone) include:
You should be aware that this drug can cause liver disease or bone marrow suppression. Consult your physician immediately if you notice signs of infection, stomach pain or unusual bleeding.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dapsone (Dapsone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.