Dapsone Tablet

Dapsone Tablet

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Introduction

Dapsone Tablet belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-leprotic medicines. It is used to treat leprosy and acne. It works by stopping the growth of disease causing organisms in the body. It also helps to reduce redness and swelling associated with acne (commonly known as pimples).

Dapsone Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

Some people may develop a skin rash and fever as the side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or persist for a longer duration. Use caution while treating patients with hypersensitivity to sulfa drugs.

Uses of Dapsone Tablet

  • Leprosy
  • Treatment of Acne

Benefits of Dapsone Tablet

In Leprosy

Dapsone Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that is used in combination with few other medicines to treat leprosy, an infectious disease that mainly affects the skin, eyes, nose and peripheral nerves. It may take time to reach the effective dose as the medication is started at a low dose and increased slowly over time to avoid side effects. However, once the effective dose is reached, it starts showing improvement in your condition within a few days. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and avoid missing any dose to get maximum benefit.

In Treatment of Acne

Dapsone Tablet is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria causing acne on your skin. It may take several weeks before your symptoms improve so you need to keep taking this medicine even if it appears not to be working. Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. The earlier you start taking it, the less likely you are to get scars.

 

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Side effects of Dapsone Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dapsone

  • Rash
  • Fever

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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Dapsone Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dapsone Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dapsone Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.

Driving

SAFE
Dapsone Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dapsone Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dapsone Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.