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Dapsone

Also known as Aczone

Dapsone (diamino-diphenyl sulfone) is an antibacterial most commonly used in combination with rifampicin and clofazimine as multidrug therapy (MDT) for the treatment of Mycobacterium leprae infections (leprosy). It is also second-line treatment for prophylaxis (prevention) against Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii (formerly P. carinii) in HIV patients in whom CD4 counts are below 200/mm3.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $40.47 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed dapsone to treat human immunodeficiency virus infection (hiv), leukemia, viral hepatitis, and lymphoma.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take dapsone if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking dapsone most commonly experience side effects like headache, cough, and pharyngitis.

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