Dapsone is an anti-infective medicine that fights bacteria.

Dapsone is used to treat dermatitis herpetiformis (a skin condition) and leprosy.

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  • Dapsone
  • More common
    Back, leg, or stomach pains
    bluish fingernails, lips, or skin
    difficult breathing
    fever
    loss of appetite
    pale skin
    skin rash
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Rare
    Itching, dryness, redness, scaling, or peeling of the skin, or loss of hair
    mood or other mental changes
    numbness, tingling, pain, burning, or weakness in hands or feet
    sore throat
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    yellow eyes or skin
    Some of the side effects that can occur with dapsone may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Rare
    Headache
    loss of appetite
    nausea or vomiting
    nervousness
    trouble in sleeping
  • (oral tablet)
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.