When should I take dapsone?
Dapsone comes as a tablet to take by mouth. Dapsone usually is taken either once a day or three times a week. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take dapsone exactly as directed.
Does dapsone affect immune system?
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Is dapsone a steroid?
Abstract. Background: Oral corticosteroids are used as a treatment for asthma, however they are often associated with serious side effects. Dapsone is a sulfone with anti-inflammatory properties, therefore it may have a beneficial effect in the treatment of asthma and act as a corticosteroid-sparing agent.
How quickly does dapsone work?
Initial dosages of dapsone are 25 to 50 mg orally once a day in adults and 0.5 mg/kg in children. Usually, this dose dramatically relieves dermatitis herpetiformis symptoms, including itching and burning, within 1 to 3 days.
What happens if I stop taking dapsone?
If you stop taking this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return. This medicine works best when there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep the amount constant, do not miss any doses. Also, it is best to take each dose at the same time every day.
Can dapsone cause hepatitis?
Background. Dapsone can rarely cause a hypersensitivity reaction called dapsone syndrome, consisting of fever, hepatitis, exfoliative dermatitis, lymphadenopathy and hemolytic anemia.
How long can I take dapsone?
You may have to take it every day for as long as 3 years or more, or for life. If you stop taking this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return. This medicine works best when there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep the amount constant, do not miss any doses.