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Drug Information Page

Dapsone

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

  • Headache
  • Rash and itching
  • Nausea / vomiting, loss of appetite
  • Low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • Photosensitivity
  • Abdominal pain

Drug Interactions and Incompatibility

  • DDI decreases Dapsone absorption
  • AZT may increase risk of bone marrow toxicity

For more information on Dapsone click here.

 
 
 

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