Dapsone 100 mg
What is dapsone?
Dapsone is an anti-infective medicine that fights bacteria. Dapsone is used to treat dermatitis herpetiformis (a skin condition) and leprosy. Dapsone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about dapsone?
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking dapsone?
You should not use dapsone if you are allergic to it. To make sure dapsone is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: a genetic enzyme deficiency called glucose-6- hosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency; methemoglobin reductase deficiency (hemoglobin M); liver disease; heart disease; or lung disease. FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether dapsone will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. Dapsone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
How should I take dapsone?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Dapsone may be only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include a special diet. Follow the diet plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counselor. Get familiar with the list of foods you must avoid to help control your condition. Your doctor will need to check your progress while you are using dapsone. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may vomiting, feeling restless or excited, and a pale or blue-colored appearance.
What should I avoid while taking dapsone?
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Dapsone can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Dapsone side effects
What other drugs will affect dapsone?
Other drugs may interact with dapsone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.