Dapsone

What is Dapsone?

Dapsone (diamino-diphenyl sulfone) is an antibacterial most commonly used in combination with rifampicin and clofazimine as multidrug therapy (MDT) for the treatment of Mycobacterium leprae infections (leprosy). It is also second-line treatment for prophylaxis (prevention) against Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii (formerly P. carinii) in HIV patients in whom CD4 counts are low.

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i m 21 yr medical student.. i m having lichen planus on my legs..my doctor prescribed me tab. dapsone for 1 month ..will this cause any side...

doctor1 MD

Hi!Naaz,
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

The drug of choice in LP is dapsone.It has lot of rare side effects but otherwise its a safe medicine....

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How to reduce itching for lichen planus. I am taking XXXXXXX once a day. Earlier doctor gave me a course of cortisteroids over a period of 15days....

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Hi Sir,
Thanks for writing to us.
Lichen planus is severely itchy chronic skin disease.
Firstly I would like you to have a brief overview of...

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Hi doctor whats the antidote to dapsone poisoning

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Hi
Welcome to HCM
REad your prob, symptoms of depsone poisoning are nausea vomiting,headach drowsiness, cynosis, n convulsion. nausea n vomiting...

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