Monday, July 20, 2009


Mechanism of action is by inhibiting the synthesis of Dihydrofolic acid

Dosage of DapsONE is 100 mg/day - ONE hundreD mg per Day

Treatment of Dermatitis herpetiformis = Dapsone

Dapsone is used to treat many Dermatological conditions (A to Z : Acne, Behcets, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Lupus erythematosus, Leprosy, Mycetoma, Pemphigus, Pyoderma gangrenosum, Rhinosporidiosis, spider bites etc etc !!!)

Side effects of Dapsone : blooD ( methemoglobinemia, hemolysis and anemia), Dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome ( Mainly Dermatological manifestations - Mononucleosis like rash, skin eruptions, etc), Hepatotoxity etc.

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