DAPSONE 100mg Tablet 1000's


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Dapsone 100mg
By Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Prescription Needed
Rs.224.84
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Drug Information for DAPSONE 100mg Tablet 1000's

What is DAPSONE 100MG?

  • DAPSONE 100MG contains Dapsone which belongs to antibacterial agents
  • It works by stopping the production of folic acid in certain bacteria, therefore stopping them growing
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What DAPSONE 100MG is used for?

It is used to,

  • treat leprosy
  • prevent malaria in combination with pyrimethamine
  • prevent in immunodeficient patients, especially in AIDS patients
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to Dapsone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • suffer from severe anaemia
  • have porphyria
  • suffer from severe glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD)
  • suffer from other blood disorders
  • suffer from heart or lung disease
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  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, your doctor may prescribe you folic acid supplements
  • DAPSONE 100MG can be present in breast milk. There has been a report of anaemia in an infant being breast feed by a mother taking this medicine
  • Ask your doctor for advice before taking DAPSONE 100MG
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  • DAPSONE 100MG is not recommended in children below 6 years of age
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Tell your doctor about any other medicine you are taking such as:

  • probenecid (to treat gout)
  • rifampicin or trimethoprim (antibiotics to treat infections)
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  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • Swallow the tablet with a drink of water
  • Do not chew or crush the medicine

For Adults and children over 12 years:

  • Multibacillary leprosy: 100mg daily for at least two years
  • Paucibacillary leprosy: 100mg daily for at least six months
  • Malaria prophylaxis: 100mg weekly with 12.5mg pyrimethamine
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis: Initially 50mg daily which may be gradually increased to 300mg daily and then reduced to a usual maintenance dose of 25mg-50mg daily
  • Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia: In combination with trimethoprim, 50-100mg daily or 100mg twice weekly or 200mg once weekly

For Children 6-12 years:

  • Multibacillary leprosy: 50mg daily for at least two years
  • Paucibacillary leprosy: 50mg daily for at least six months

If you take more DAPSONE 100MG

  • If you take too many DAPSONE 100MG or if someone else has taken your medicine, talk to your doctor immediately and you may need medical attention

If you forgot to take DAPSONE 100MG

  • If you have forgotten to take your DAPSONE 100MG take them as soon as possible on the same day. Do not take a double dose

If you stop taking DAPSONE 100MG

  • Do not stop taking DAPSONE 100MG without talking to your doctor first
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

COMMON

  • rash, fever and changes in blood cells
  • mental illness
  • eye or nerve damage
  • anaemia (you may develop ulcers in your mouth or on your skin)
  • rash, discolored, tender, destructive or itchy, sensitivity to sunlight tingling, burning or redness of the skin, fever, malaise, lung or kidney damage
  • headache, difficulty sleeping, nerve damage in your arms or legs and some weakness
  • loss of appetite, feeling or being sick, inflammation of the liver
  • fast heartbeat, mental disturbances, changes in liver function tests, jaundice
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STORAGE

  • Protect from excess heat and light
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
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Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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