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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dapsone (Overview)

Dapsone is a antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Were there any side effects of dapsone?

Were there any side effects of dapsone?

Several: Dapsone may cause an allergic reaction, an elevation in your liver enzymes/liver damage, and very commonly can cause an anemia from RBC breakdown, particularly in certain susceptible groups. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
24 doctors shared insights

Dapsone (Overview)

Dapsone is a antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Can I use aczone dapsone gel on a scar burn? Will it work?

Can I use aczone dapsone gel on a scar burn? Will it work?

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

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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.

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

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Were there any side effects of dapsone?

Several: Dapsone may cause an allergic reaction, an elevation in your liver enzymes/liver damage, and very commonly can cause an anemia from RBC breakdown, particularly in certain susceptible groups. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of dapsone 100mg& R Cinex 600?

What are the possible side effects of dapsone 100mg& R Cinex 600?

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

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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?

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 more

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Can I use aczone dapsone gel on a scar burn? Will it work?

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

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How is dapsone induced hemolytic anemia treated?

How is dapsone induced hemolytic anemia treated?

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 more

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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?!

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?!

Ringworm?: If the lesions are growing, roundish with flaky outside and the middle part is going back to normal , "central clearing", then you may have ringworm.Of course, if the medicine isn"t working, go back to your dermatologist and let him know. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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