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 1  Sweet syndrome If you take Dapsone please do a CBC blood test, every 2-3 weeks. I ended up with severe anemia due to hematosis. Dapsone breaks down your red blood cells. I was in the hospital for 11 days due to high fever, blood counts off the charts. Although Dapsone helped with the hives I had many symptoms that made me feel miserable. Chills, tingly numbing feeling, dry eyes, blurred vision and malaised. F 55 0 days
100 1X D
 4  Relapsing Polychondritis More energy Seems okay so far F 48 0 weeks
50 mg 1X D
 1  Lyme disease Insomnia, depression, psychotic episode. F 34 3 weeks
100mg 1X D
 5  urticaria, urticarial vasculitis Mild haemolysis Was the only drug added to others which has provided some relief for my 24/7 giant wheals which I had for 5 years before this drug F 50 3 years
100mg day
 5  Dermatitis Herpetiformus Initially my white blood count was low off and on. Upon taking it for the first time my -entire- body, which was completely plagued with sores, was completely free of the DH in slightly over 2 weeks. I was told to take it as needed for DH due to celiac. For some people with DH it cures the issue after some time, however, I can only go about 2 days without it after taking it for over a week. Upon the 2 days of missing it I find a few sores on my elbows, knees and, occasionally, scalp; I can feel the pain recede after taking it when I've gone too long without it. Unfortunately, I will be a life-time dependent on Dapsone. F 20 2 years
100 1X D
 3  Hives Seems to work. F 46 3 weeks
 4  Undiagnosed skin condition Diarrhoea / frequent lose bowel movements and soft stools / bloatedness. Some nerve tingling in legs. The rash cleared almost immediately and the drug prevented further flare-ups. However, eventually the side effects were worse than the effects so I stopped. Now taking it again for PCP prophylactic. Ho-hum. M 34 16 years
 4  Dermatitis Herpetiformis Possible sensory neuropathy, muscle cramps? Cleared condition very well within a day or two, being evaluated for possible side effects mentioned, not sure this medication is the cause. M 47 2 years
 3  to prevent a form of pneumonia none, but I am worried about the possibility that it is contributing to sensory neuropathy. F 65 2 years
 1  lupus death F 25 4 days
 3  urtcaria low red count, rapid heart rate, hair loss wish there was a mdication for HIVES!!! F 52

DAPSONE  (DAPSONE):  This medication is used to treat a certain type of skin disorder (dermatitis herpetiformis). It is also used with other drugs to treat Hansen's disease. Dapsone belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfones. It works by decreasing swelling (inflammation) and stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)