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  • Dapsone 100mg Tablets 100's

Dapsone 100mg Tablets 100's

Dapsone belongs to a group of medicines called antibacterials. It works by stopping the production of folic acid in certain bacteria, therefore stopping them growing.
Dapsone may be used for:
• leprosy.
•skin problems.
• the prevention of malaria in combination with pyrimethamine.
• the prevention of pneumonia in immunodeficient patients, especially in AIDS patients.
How to use
Always take Dapsone tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Swallow the tablets with some water.
The usual doses are:
•Adults and children over 12 years:
Multibacillary leprosy:100 mg daily for at least two years.
Paucibacillary leprosy:100 mg daily for at least six months.
Malaria prophylaxis:100 mg weekly with 12.5 mg pyrimethamine
Do not take Dapsone tablets and tell your doctor if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to dapsone, any of the other ingredients in the tablet, or to similar medicines such as sulfonamide or sulfone. An allergic reaction may include a rash, itching, difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue.
•suffer from severe anaemia.
• have porphyria (a genetic or inherited disorder of the red blood pigment, haemoglobin).