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dapsone (generic name)

(DAP sone): A leprostatic - It is used to treat a skin problem called Dermatitis herpetiformis
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Dapsone Oral tablet

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • bluish fingernails or lips
  • changes in vision, hearing
  • dark urine
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • fever
  • joint swelling
  • more or less urine passed
  • muscle weakness
  • pale skin
  • tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands or feet
  • unusual bleeding, bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • trouble sleeping

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep container closed tightly. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated

April 07, 2009

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