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Dapsonum is for treating leprosy and dermatitis herpetiformis and as an anti-infective medication, can be used for other purposes.


Dapsonum has been known to cause serious and even fatal skin reactions, though rare. It is important that patients be educated on the potentially severe skin reactions before they begin a prescription of Dapsonum. This medication has been associated with serious blood and liver conditions, though the cases are rare. Patients are advised to seek immediate emergency medical assistance should they experience sore throat, pyrexia, pale skin, bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, or jaundice. These may well be signs of a life threatening condition.

Dapsonum should not be prescribed without discussing the patient's complete medical history. Patients with a history including liver illness, glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase, or methemoglobin reductase deficiency may require special monitoring while taking Dapsonum. These patients may not be able to take it at all, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition.


Dapsonum is rated pregnancy risk category C by the FDA and has not been determined whether or not this medication will cause harm or birth defects in an unborn fetus. This medication will pass through breast milk and affect a nursing baby. Pregnant and nursing patients should not take Dapsonum.


Take a missed dosage as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dosage of Dapsonum, in which case the missed dosage should be skipped. Taking two dosages too closely together or taking a double dosage to make up for a missed one can cause an overdosage. An overdosage can lead to serious consequences. If you experience any symptoms of an overdosage, seek emergency medical attention immediately. Symptoms include blue skin tone, excitability, nausea, vomiting, seizures, and muscle weakness.


Side effects are possible, although some could be serious. Patients experiencing serious side effects or an allergic reaction should seek immediate emergency medical attention. Allergic reactions, sometimes life threatening, include difficulty breathing, hives, and facial swelling. Serious side effects include blue skin tone, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, stomach ache, dark urine, pale stools, and unusual fatigue.

Other side effects don't require emergency medical treatment but should be reported to your healthcare professional. These include symptoms such as insomnia, headache, blurry vision, nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, and increased sensitivity to light.


Some medications that affect the blood, liver, and skin interact negatively with Dapsonum to the point of causing serious medical conditions and reactions. Whenever possible, use Dapsonum by itself to avoid the multitude of medications that can cause serious interactions. Whenever other medications are prescribed in conjunction with Dapsonum, blood tests to monitor liver and blood functions are necessary to ensure that the body is maintaining an acceptable level of health.

Dapsonum has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of dapsonum

 Molecular formula of dapsonum is C12H12N2O2S
 Chemical IUPAC Name is 4-(4-aminophenyl)sulfonylaniline
 Molecular weight is 248.302 g/mol
 Dapsonum available : 25mg tablets, 100mg tablets

Generic name: Dapsone

Brand name(s): Acedapsone, Araldite Ht, Avlosulfon, Avlosulfone, Avlosulphone, Croysulfone, Croysulphone, Dapson, Diaphenylsulfon, Diaphenylsulfone, Diaphenylsulphon, Diaphenylsulphone, Dimitone, Diphenasone, Diphone, Disulone, Dubronax, Dumitone, Eporal, Maloprim, Normet, Recolip, Sulfadione, Sulfona, Sulfone Ucb, Sulfonyldianiline, Sulphadione, Sulphonyldianiline, Sumicure S, Tarimyl, Udolac

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