Dapsone (Systemic)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Dapsone (Systemic)?

(DAP sone)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat infections caused by Pneumocystis jirovecipneumonia.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat a variety of bacterial infections.

• This medicine is used to treat dermatitis herpetiformis (a skin irritation).

• This medicine is used to treat leprosy.

• This medicine may be used to prevent or treat toxoplasmosis.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat malaria.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have anemia, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Be careful if you have G6PD deficiency. Anemia may occur.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or...

 
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