What is Dapsone used for?
Dapsone is used to treat leprosy (Hansen's disease) and skin disorder such as dermatitis herpetiformis. This medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfones. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Dapsone?
Like other medicines, Dapsone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Dapsone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Dapsone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Dapsone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Dapsone can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, headache, loss of appetite, and dizziness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Dapsone.
What is the recommended dosage of Dapsone?
The dosage of Dapsone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Dapsone by mouth with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Dapsone?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Dapsone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Dapsone?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Dapsone, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Dapsone?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Dapsone.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Dapsone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Dapsone?
Is it possible for me to take Dapsone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Dapsone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Dapsone?
How will Dapsone work in my body?
How should Dapsone be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Dapsone drug interactions and side effects?
Where Can I Buy Dapsone Over The Counter?
Dapsone Over The Counter is available with a prescription from a licensed doctor.
Can I Buy Dapsone Without A Prescription?
Dapsone Without A Prescription cannot be bought.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Dapsone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.