Last reviewed 01/2018
Indications for using dapsone include:
- dermatitis herpetiformis
Cautions should be exercised if the patient has:
- G6PD deficiency - including breast feeding of affected children
- cardiac or pulmonary disease
Contra-indications to dapsone are:
- avoid in porphyria
Side-effects of dapsone include:
- allergic dermatitis
- nausea, vomiting and anorexia
N.B.: All side-effects are dose related and uncommon with the doses used to treat leprosy.
Routes of administration include:
- oral, via tablets
The summary of product characteristics should be consulted before prescribing this drug.