|Price Per Pill or Unit
|1000 Pills Tablet/s
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Dapsone 100 mg is a prescription medicine used to treat leprosy and to help control a skin problem called dermatitis and a fungal disorder called actinomycotic mycetoma. For the treatment of leprosy, Dapsone may be given with one or more other medicines. Dapsone is the active ingredient in the medicine, which belongs to the family of anti-infectives. It stops the growth or kills the bacteria responsible for causing the infection. This antibacterial medicine will not work against viral infections like colds or the flu.
You can take Dapsone before, during, or after meals, including with milk. Dapsone comes in the form of a tablet that you swallow with water. Your doctor will decide the exact dose and duration. If older adults have a damaged liver, you may be advised to take a lower dose than for adults. You should continue to take Dapsone for as long as it is prescribed to you. Furthermore, it may be dangerous to stop taking Dapsone suddenly.
Do not take Dapsone if you are allergic to Dapsone or any other ingredients in this medicine. You should also avoid taking it if allergic to similar medicines such as sulphonamide or sulfone. An allergic reaction may include itching, a rash, breathing problems, or swelling of the face, lips, throat, or tongue. Dapsone is contraindicated in patients with certain medical conditions:
– Lack of iron in your bloodstream
– heart disease
– lung disease
– Blood disorder
– The genetic disease of the red blood pigment, haemoglobin, is called porphyria.
– Severe glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD) can cause anaemia after eating certain foods.
Certain medications can interact with Dapsone. It is especially important if you are taking medicines for gout (probenecid), antibiotics (rifabutin, rifampicin, or trimethoprim), or have an oral typhoid vaccination, as it may not be effective. Speak to your doctor before taking the medicine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to have a baby. He may advise you to take folic acid supplements if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Dapsone may cause a significant reduction in the number and movement of sperm. This may make it tough to make your partner pregnant. Seek medical advice If you are concerned about it.
Common side effects of Dapsone include hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells), which may make you feel tired. Other include shortness of breath and a bluish tinge to the skin. Some uncommon side effects of the medicine include nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, fast heartbeat, inflammation of the liver (abdominal pain, tiredness, poor appetite), jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eye), and low levels albumin in the blood. If you get any troublesome side effects, seek immediate medical advice. These include any possible side effects not listed in this information guide.