Dapsone

Breastfeeding
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Atovaquone/Proguanil, Chloroquine, Didanosine, Furazolidone, Ganciclovir, Hydroxychloroquine, Methotrexate, Pyrimethamine, Rifabutin, Rifampin, Rifapentine, Sulfonamides, Trimethoprim, Ursodiol

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: C

A hypersensitivity reaction – termed the 'sulfone syndrome' or 'dapsone syndrome' – may infrequently develop during the first six weeks of treatment. This syndrome consists of exfoliative dermatitis, fever, malaise, nausea, anorexia, hepatitis, jaundice, lymphadenopathy and hemolytic anemia.

Our database has 92 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN.
NAILS.
MUCOSAL.
CARDIOVASCULAR.
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC.
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC.
HEMATOLOGIC.
LOCAL.
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL.
OCULAR.
RENAL.
RESPIRATORY.
OTHER.


Page last updated 07/28/2020

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric
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