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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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. Qamar Khan
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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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What is the definition or description of: Dapsone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dapsone allergy?

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

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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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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.

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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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

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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?

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 more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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