Dapsone (Oral)

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Dapsone (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Dapsone (Oral)

Dapsone (Oral) Medication Classification

DAPSONE (By mouth)

Dapsone (Oral) Brandname


Dapsone (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Dapsone (DAP-sone) Treats leprosy and a skin problem called dermatitis herpetiformis. Sometimes used to treat malaria and AIDS-related pneumonia.Belongs to a class of drugs called sulfone antibiotics.

When To Not Use Dapsone (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to dapsone.

How Should You Use Dapsone (Oral)


  • Take this medicine exactly as ordered by your doctor.
  • May be taken with food to reduce stomach upset.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Dapsone (Oral) Storage

Store Dapsone (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Dapsone (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Dapsone (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Dapsone (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking dapsone.
  • Check with your doctor before taking dapsone if you have anemia, or liver or kidney disease.
  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to sulfa drugs.
  • Your doctor may give you a schedule for regular blood tests. This schedule should be carefully followed.
  • Dapsone may make you dizzy. Be careful when driving a car or using machinery.

Dapsone (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe skin rash
  • Fever, sore throat
  • Muscle weakness
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness

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