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What is the antidote for Dapsone poisoning ?

Hi doctor whats the antidote to dapsone poisoning
Asked On : Sat, 13 Aug 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
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REad your prob, symptoms of depsone poisoning are nausea vomiting,headach drowsiness, cynosis, n convulsion. nausea n vomiting can be treated by diphenhydramin, multi dose of activated charcol given to patients, methylene blue also be given to improve cynosis.
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General Surgeon Dr. Rajinder Bajoria's  Response
Thanks for your query.     

Long-term administration of dapsone in patients usually results in methemoglobinemia which is not clinically significant.

The hemotoxicity of dapsone is not caused by the drug , but by its metabolites.

There is no specific antidote ,only symptomatic management of methemoglobinemia with methyline blue & folic acids can be done

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