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Dapsone Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is dapsone ?
- What are the possible side effects of dapsone ?
- What is the most important information I should know about dapsone ?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking dapsone ?
- How should I take dapsone ?
- What happens if I miss a dose ?
- What happens if I overdose ?
- What should I avoid while taking dapsone ?
- What other drugs will affect dapsone ?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose ?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What happens if I overdose ?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of a dapsone overdose may include nausea, vomiting, excitation, seizures, and bluish skin color.
What should I avoid while taking dapsone ?
Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Dapsone may increase the sensitivity of the skin to sunlight and sunburn may be more likely to occur. If exposure to the sun is unavoidable, wear a sunscreen and protective clothing.
What other drugs will affect dapsone ?
Many other drugs can interact with dapsone, especially those that may also affect the blood. Do not take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, during treatment with dapsone without first talking to your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about dapsone written for health professionals that you may read.
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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