Dapsone is generally used in treatment of the treatment of leprosy.
Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
Increased sensitivity to light
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
Liver function abnormal
Loss of appetite
Tingling sensation of extremity
How to use
Dapsone is meant for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. For directions before use, please check the label. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
How it works
Dapsone is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the production of folic acid in acne-causing bacteria (P. acnes), thereby stopping their growth. In addition, its antiinflammatory effects help reduce redness and swelling due to acne.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Dapsone a steroid, retinoid, immunosuppressant or sulfa drug? Dapsone is a sulfa drug used mainly to treat leprosy
Q. Is Dapsone available over the counter? No. Dapsone belongs to schedule H category of drugs and it is available only on valid prescription
Q. Does Dapsone cause itching, tiredness, weight gain, weight loss, hair loss or yeast infections? Dapsone may cause itching, tiredness, and loss of appetite. It is not reported to cause weight gain or loss, hair loss or yeast infections. Consult your doctor if you experience such side effects
Q. Does Dapsone topical work? Dapsone gel is used topically for the treatment of acne (pimples).
Dapsone should be used with caution in patients with heart or lung disease.Regular blood counts should be performed during treatment with Dapsone to check incidence of hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells).If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, but suffering from leprosy, your doctor may prescribe you folic acid supplements along with Dapsone.
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