Dapsone 100mg Tablet 1000'S

Leprosy Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

DAPSONE 100MG contain Dapsone which belongs to a group of medicine called antibacterials. It is used to treat leprosy and skin problems. In combination with pyrimethamine it helps to prevent malaria. It also prevents pneumonia in immunodeficient patients, especially in AIDS patients.

Leprosy is a chronic, progressive bacterial infections caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. It primarily affects the nerves, the skin, the lining of the nose and the upper respiratory tract. DAPSONE 100MG works by stopping the production of folic acid in certain bacteria, therefore stopping them from growing.

Always take DAPSONE 100MG exactly as your doctor has told you. It can be taken with or without food and try to take at the same time each day. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

USES OF DAPSONE 100MG

  • Treat leprosy, skin problems
  • Prevent malaria in combination with pyrimethamine
  • Prevent pneumonia in immunodeficient patients, especially in AIDS patients

HOW DAPSONE 100MG WORKS

DAPSONE 100MG works by stopping the production of folic acid in certain bacteria, therefore stopping them from growing.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take DAPSONE 100MG exactly as your doctor has told you. It can be taken with or without food and try to take at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DAPSONE 100MG

COMMON

  • rash, fever, and changes in blood cells
  • eye or nerve damage
  • anaemia
  • rash which may be destructive or itchy
  • sensitivity to sunlight or artificial light
  • lung or kidney damage
  • headache, difficulty sleeping, nerve damage in tingling in your arms or legs and some weakness
  • loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, inflammation of the liver
  • fast heartbeat, mental disturbances, change in liver function tests, jaundice

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Fever:

Drink plenty of fluids and water. Avoid taking cold bath or showers.

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Nausea or Vomiting:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

DAPSONE 100MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.

BREASTFEEDING

DAPSONE 100MG should be used with caution in breast feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with DAPSONE 100MG.

KIDNEY

DAPSONE 100MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

DAPSONE 100MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take DAPSONE 100MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Dapsone or any other ingredients in this medicine.

LUNGS

DAPSONE 100MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active lung diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

HEART DISEASE

DAPSONE 100MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • severe anaemia
  • porphyria (a genetic or inherited disorder of the red blood pigment, haemoglobin)
  • severe glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD)
  • any blood disorders

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • probenecid (used to treat gout)
  • antibiotics such as rifampicin or trimethoprim (used to treat infections)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Dapsone
Pharmacological Category :   Antibiotic
Therapeutic Indication :   Treat leprosy, skin problems, Prevent and treat Pneumonia
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Gel

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT DAPSONE 100MG

Who should avoid using DAPSONE 100MG?

This medicine should be avoided in patients who are allergic to this medicine or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using this medicine for the first time, consult your doctor.

Is DAPSONE 100MG safe?

Yes, it is safe if used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

What if I don't get better after using DAPSONE 100MG?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatments. Also, let your doctor know if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine. The doctor may modify the dose or suggest an alternative medicine.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Antileprotic Drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh Edition,2013. Page - 780-781.

2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 1028-1033.

3. Ronni Wolf 1, Hagit Matz, Edith Orion, Binnur Tuzun, Yalcin Tuzun. Dapsone. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National center of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov. Jun 2002. [Accessed 06 Jan 2021] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12165212/

4. Accord; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on Sep 2020] [Accessed 06 Jan 2021] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5769.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    1050
    Ingredient
    DAPSONE 100MG
    Hsn Code
    30049055
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Dapsone 100mg Tablet 1000'S

Dapsone 100mg Tablet 1000'S Mkt: Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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