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DAPSIN 25mg Tablet 1x10

Dapsone:25mg | Antileprosy drugs

Manufactured / Marketed By : Biogen Product Form : TabletPack Size : 1x10Ingredients : Dapsone:25mgGeneric Category : Antileprosy drugs

How it works

DAPSIN 25mg Tablet 1×10 works by decreasing swelling (inflammation) and stopping the growth of bacteria.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for DAPSIN 25mg Tablet 1×10

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach upset
  • Convulsions rare
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin rash
  • Fever rare
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes rare
  • Discoloration of urine, feces, sputum, sweat rare

Uses of DAPSIN 25mg Tablet 1×10

What is it prescribed for?

  • Leprosy

    This medicine is used to treat leprosy, a long-term infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis, characterized by the loss of parts of extremities due to repeated injuries or unnoticed wounds. This medicine is used in combination with rifampicin and clofazimine to treat leprosy.

  • Dermatitis herpetiformis

    This medicine may be used to treat dermatitis herpetiformis, a chronic blistering skin condition characterized by blisters filled with watery fluid and intense itching. With this treatment, the itching is reduced within 2-3 days.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.

  • Duration of Effect

    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary. Your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding or to stop the medicine based on your clinical condition.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to DAPSIN 25mg Tablet 1×10 or sulfonamides, sulfones, or any other components present with the formulation.

  • Porphyria

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with porphyria (build-up of a chemical called porphyrin in the body) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

  • Severe anemia

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe anemia due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

  • Severe glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary. Your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding or to stop the medicine based on your clinical condition.

General Warnings
  • Allergic reactions

    This medicine may cause a skin rash, photosensitivity reactions, severe itching, etc. in some patients. Serious skin hypersensitivity reactions may also occur rarely including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, maculopapular rash, exfoliative dermatitis, etc. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Lab tests

    Regular lab tests including complete blood counts should be performed to monitor the adverse effects of this medicine. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Secondary infection

    Long term or repeated use of this medicine may cause secondary infections. Report any signs of secondary infection to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Methemoglobinemia

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with methemoglobin reductase deficiency due to the increased risk of hemolytic anemia, a condition in which the red blood cells are destroyed. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Glucose-6-phosphate deficiency

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with G6PD (Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency due to the increased risk of hemolytic anemia, a condition in which the red blood cells are destroyed. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition. It is not recommended for use in patients with severe glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose should be skipped.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact a doctor immediately in the case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Diltiazem moderate
  • Amiodarone moderate
  • Sodium Nitrite severe
  • Deferiprone severe
  • Live cholera vaccine severe
Disease interactions
  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of the liver function, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

General Instructions

Strictly follow the instructions on the label and use this medicine only as directed. Do not use more than what is prescribed or share this medication with other people. It is advised that you should inform the doctor about all the medicines or herbal products that you are using and about all your medical conditions before using this medicine. You are advised to complete the prescribed course even if the symptoms get better.

Other details

  • To be taken with food
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Does not cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver DAPSIN 25mg Tablet 1×10. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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