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Side Effects: Dapsone: Allergic reaction, liver damage, pancreatitis, lethargy, tingling/numbness, muscle weakness, blurred vision, Steven Johnson Syndrome, stomach upset, headache, difficulty sleeping etc.... R Cinex: Isoniazid + Rifampin. Isoniazid: Neurotoxicity (Needs to take Pyridoxine), liver damage, loss of appetite, N/V etcc Rifampin: Change in color of body fluids to orange or red, dizziness, diarrhea ...Read more
I have sneddon wilikinson disease I have been on dapsone 3 years not getting better checked for cancer every 6 month how high of a risk am i?
Sneddon-Wilkinson: Sneddon-wilkinson disease or subcorneal pustular dermatosis is a rare chronic condition with development of blisters and pustules, usually on the trunk, armpits and area of flexion. It is often associated with conditions such as thyroid problems, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, but am not aware of cancer risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dapsone allergy: Dapsone (Aczone) is a combination of anti-Inflammatory & antibiotic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/dapsone-drug.htm ...Read more
Husband is been diagnosed with borderline leprosy and hes takin dapsone, livogen and nuroday-h fr a yr.Numbness gone nw.But sudenly hes getin handpain?
See doc: He should go back to see his doctor for further therapy. ...Read more
Stopping dapsone: The best way to treat Dapsone related anemia is by discontinuing dapsone. Dapsone causes hemolytic anemia which is dose-dependent and can be stopped only with discontinuing the drug. Usual practice is to use the lowest possible doses of Dapsone and support with vitamin E and folic acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why?: Burn scars improve by applying pressure. Dapsone is an acne treatment and shouldn't be expected to help. Pressure can be applied by taping over the scars with a silicone gel pad that can be purchased online or at a surgical supply store. Gloves and garments that are made specifically for burn scars are very helpful. Lastly, injection of scars with corticosteroids will significantly flatten them. ...Read more
Hair loss is it a side effect of dapsone ? I start w/ 75 mg for 2 months and now since a month i m on 150mg/ day. I m also on predisone 10mg/day.
Not commonly: Dapsone has multiple potential side effects including hemolysis, nausia, vomitting, blood in the urine, fever, skin rashes, low WBC counts. Sulfone syndrome after 5-6 weeks of treatment includes fever, jaundice, dermatitis, swollen lymph nodes. Hair loss is not a common side effect. ...Read more
I have skin sores/lesions that are red with punched out center and are extremely itchy. Was put on dapsone yet all derm tests are negative. Help?!
PCOS related acne on my cheeks and I am currently on isotretinoin 40mg/day and also applying Dapsone gel 5% once a day but no difference. Please help?
OTHER POSSIBLES: Sometimes a medication like topical Eri-C or by mouth tetracycline can help. They are considered obsolete medications and sometimes these old stand-bys are the ones that work. Speak withe your dermatologist. Your problem should be handled by a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more