Classification: Used in the treatment and the prevention of PCP pneumonia.
Form: 100mg capsules
Usual Dosage: 100mg once per day
Instructions: Can be taken with or without food but taking with food will decrease stomach irritation. If you forget a dose, don't double the next. Notify your doctor of all medications being taken prior to starting Dapsone.
Side effects to report to your doctor
- Rash and itching
- Nausea / vomiting, loss of appetite
- Low red blood cell count (anemia)
- Abdominal pain
Drug Interactions and Incompatibility
- DDI decreases Dapsone absorption
- AZT may increase risk of bone marrow toxicity
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