Dapsone is an antibiotic which also has an anti-inflammatory effect and is used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
Certain side effects of this medication are not unusual and may even disappear during treatment. If any of the following effects persist or are severe, consult your doctor.
The most common main side effect of this medication is haemolytic anemia. Your doctor will do regular monitoring of your blood counts.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
The occurrence of some serious side-effects can range from common to rare. Consult your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of the following:
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medications such as pyrimethamine, supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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