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Dapsone Side Effects

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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Dapsone, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Dapsone side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Dapsone.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Dapsone side effects are:
Coughing (3 reports)
Feeling Sick (3 reports)
Anemia (2 reports)
Blurred Visison (2 reports)
Constipation (2 reports)
Haemolytic Anaemia, Kidney And Liver Abnormality (2 reports)
Haemolytic Anaemia (1 reports)
Kidney (1 reports)
Light Headed (1 reports)

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Dapsone Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Dapsone reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Dapsone on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Methaemoglobinaemia, Pyrexia, Ear Pain, Oxygen Saturation Decreased
on Feb 01, 2013 Female from US , child 10 years of age, weighting 90.39 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: methaemoglobinaemia, pyrexia, ear pain, oxygen saturation decreased. Dapsone dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Hypophagia, Hypotension, Renal Failure Acute, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Haemolytic Anaemia, Tachycardia
Patient was taking Dapsone. Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: hypophagia, hypotension, renal failure acute, deep vein thrombosis, haemolytic anaemia, tachycardia on Feb 01, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 65 years of age, weighting 191.8 lb, was diagnosed with and. Dapsone dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency, Haemolytic Anaemia, Acidosis, Dyspnoea, Pain, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Pulseless Electrical Activity, Tachycardia, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
Adverse event was reported on Jan 29, 2013 by a Male taking Dapsone 25 Mg (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 34 years of age, weighting 148.8 lb, After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, haemolytic anaemia, acidosis, dyspnoea, pain, unresponsive to stimuli, pulseless electrical activity, tachycardia, cardio-respiratory arrest.

Dyspnoea, Chest Discomfort, Dizziness, Cyanosis
on Dec 17, 2012 Female from US , 55 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: dyspnoea, chest discomfort, dizziness, cyanosis. Dapsone dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.


Blood Methaemoglobin, Asthenia
on Dec 11, 2012 Female from US , 13 years of age, weighting 55.20 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: blood methaemoglobin, asthenia. Dapsone dosage: N/A.

Pulmonary Embolism, Platelet Count Decreased, Anaemia
Patient was taking Dapsone. After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: pulmonary embolism, platelet count decreased, anaemia on Dec 06, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 66 years of age, weighting 176.0 lb, . Dapsone dosage: N/A.

Tachycardia, Oxygen Saturation Decreased
Adverse event was reported on Dec 05, 2012 by a Male taking Dapsone 25 Mg (Dosage: 75 Mg Daily Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , child 11 years of age, weighting 79.15 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: tachycardia, oxygen saturation decreased.

Hypercalcaemia, Hyperuricaemia, Renal Failure, Respiratory Distress, Fluid Overload
on Nov 30, 2012 Female from US , 72 years of age, weighting 129.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: hypercalcaemia, hyperuricaemia, renal failure, respiratory distress, fluid overload. Dapsone dosage: N/A.

Somnolence, Methaemoglobinaemia
on Oct 03, 2012 Male from US , 54 years of age, weighting 94.80 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: somnolence, methaemoglobinaemia. Dapsone dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Dyspnoea, Neuropathy Peripheral, Chills, Fatigue, Pain, Dysphagia, Cognitive Disorder, Arthralgia, Alopecia
Patient was taking Dapsone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: dyspnoea, neuropathy peripheral, chills, fatigue, pain, dysphagia, cognitive disorder, arthralgia, alopecia on Sep 21, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 76 years of age, weighting 277.0 lb, . Dapsone dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Fatigue, Chills, Nausea, Transaminases Increased, Coagulopathy, Confusional State, Aspiration, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, Renal Failure
Adverse event was reported on Sep 13, 2012 by a Male taking Dapsone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 23 years of age, weighting 119.0 lb, Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: fatigue, chills, nausea, transaminases increased, coagulopathy, confusional state, aspiration, toxic epidermal necrolysis, renal failure.

Headache, Neck Pain, Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Pyrexia, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Viral Rash
on Aug 02, 2013 Male from US , 54 years of age, weighting 168.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: headache, neck pain, abdominal pain, nausea, pyrexia, liver function test abnormal, aspartate aminotransferase increased, alanine aminotransferase increased, viral rash. Dapsone dosage: 1/2 Tab.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Urticaria, Ocular Icterus, Skin Discolouration, Pyrexia, Pain In Extremity, Dysstasia, Visual Impairment, Vomiting, Nail Discolouration
on Jun 21, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 60 years of age, weighting 167.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: urticaria, ocular icterus, skin discolouration, pyrexia, pain in extremity, dysstasia, visual impairment, vomiting, nail discolouration. Dapsone dosage: One Pill A Day Night Med.

Neck Pain, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Tongue Disorder, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Viral Rash, Nausea, Pyrexia, Abdominal Pain, Erythema
Patient was taking Dapsone. Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: neck pain, aspartate aminotransferase increased, tongue disorder, alanine aminotransferase increased, viral rash, nausea, pyrexia, abdominal pain, erythema on May 25, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 54 years of age, weighting 168.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Dapsone dosage: 1/2 Tab 2x/d By Mouth;.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Tremor, Pruritus, Rash Erythematous
Adverse event was reported on May 07, 2012 by a Female taking Dapsone (Dosage: 100 Mg, Qd) . Location: UNITED STATES , 68 years of age, weighting 124.6 lb, After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: tremor, pruritus, rash erythematous.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Novolog
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Prograf (1 Mg, Bid)
  • Neurontin (300 Mg, Unk)
  • Imuran (50 Mg, Qd)
  • Zocor (20 Mg, Qd)
  • Prednisone Tab (5 Mg, Qd)
  • Prolia (60 Mg, Q6mo)


Haemolytic Anaemia
on Jun 06, 2012 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: haemolytic anaemia. Dapsone dosage: N/A.

Dyspnoea
on Jan 06, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, weighting 158.0 lb, was treated with Dapsone. Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: dyspnoea. Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Coreg
  • Multivitamin
  • Aspirin
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po, 10 Mg, Daily For 28 Days, Po)
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po, 10 Mg, Daily For 28 Days, Po)
  • Acyclovir


Dyspnoea, Pericardial Effusion
Patient was taking Dapsone. After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: dyspnoea, pericardial effusion on May 23, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 66 years of age, . Dapsone dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Thymoglobulin
  • Acyclovir (Unk)
  • Cholestyramine (Unk)
  • Cyclosporine (Unk)
  • Clolar (30 Mg/m2, Qdx5)
  • Folic Acid (Unk)
  • Lidocaine (Unk)
  • Prilocaine Hydrochloride (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Muscle Spasms, Tinea Capitis, Chills, Dyspnoea, Feeling Cold, Vertigo, Cough
Adverse event was reported on May 22, 2012 by a Female taking Dapsone (Dosage: 75 Mg 1 X's Per Day Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 168.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: muscle spasms, tinea capitis, chills, dyspnoea, feeling cold, vertigo, cough.

Hyperbilirubinaemia, Haemolytic Anaemia
on Mar 26, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: hyperbilirubinaemia, haemolytic anaemia. Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Cardiac Failure Congestive, Pelvic Fracture, Herpes Zoster, Cholecystectomy, Cataract Operation, Restless Legs Syndrome, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pain
on Mar 30, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 57 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: cardiac failure congestive, pelvic fracture, herpes zoster, cholecystectomy, cataract operation, restless legs syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, pain. Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Estradiol
  • Folic Acid
  • Humira
  • Fosamax
  • Calcium W/magnesium
  • Methotrexate
  • Valium
  • Prilosec
Patient was hospitalized.

Acne, Rash Papular
Patient was taking Dapsone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: acne, rash papular on Feb 06, 2012 from CANADA Additional patient health information: Male , 44 years of age, . Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Toxicity To Various Agents, Zygomycosis
Adverse event was reported on Jan 25, 2012 by a Male taking Dapsone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 54 years of age, Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: toxicity to various agents, zygomycosis.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Atovaquone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Pyrimethamine Tab
  • Clindamycin
  • Insulin


Rectal Haemorrhage, Abdominal Pain Upper
on Oct 07, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 180.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • acne
  • crohn's disease
and was treated with Dapsone. After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: rectal haemorrhage, abdominal pain upper. Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Agitation, Atrial Fibrillation, Feeling Hot, Flushing
on Jan 03, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 50 years of age, was treated with Dapsone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: agitation, atrial fibrillation, feeling hot, flushing. Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Selzentry (150u Twice Per Day)
  • Acidophilus
  • Alprazolam
  • Proscar
  • Flomax
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Lexiva
  • Cymbalta


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Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

Alternative DAPSONE Names:ACZONE

Active Ingredient: DAPSONE

More About Dapsone

Side Effects reported to FDA: 142

Dapsone safety alerts: No

Reported deaths: 5

Reported hospitalizations: 72

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