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Dapsone Side Effects

Common Dapsone Side Effects

The most commonly reported Dapsone side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Methaemoglobinaemia (31)
Dyspnoea (16)
Pyrexia (15)
Haemolytic Anaemia (14)
Oxygen Saturation Decreased (12)
Anaemia (11)
Blood Methaemoglobin Present (8)
Rash (7)
Chills (7)
Haemoglobin Decreased (7)
Haemolysis (7)
Nausea (7)
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (6)
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (6)
Renal Failure Acute (6)
Renal Failure (5)
Febrile Neutropenia (5)
Dizziness (5)
Asthenia (5)
Fatigue (5)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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).
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 found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

on Jan 28, 2014 Male from US , 36 years of age, was treated with Dapsone. . Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Primaquine


Rash
Patient was taking Dapsone. Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: rash on Dec 23, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 58 years of age, weighting 187.4 lb, was diagnosed with and. Dapsone dosage: N/A.

Nausea, Blister, Stevens-johnson Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Adverse event was reported on Nov 19, 2013 by a Female taking Dapsone (Dosage: 4 Tablets Daily By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , weighting 195.0 lb, After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: nausea, blister, stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis. Patient was hospitalized.

Cyanosis, Dyspnoea, Blood Disorder
on Nov 14, 2013 Female from US , 63 years of age, weighting 317.5 lb, was treated with Dapsone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: cyanosis, dyspnoea, blood disorder. Dapsone dosage: N/A.


Hypochromic Anaemia, Superinfection, Rash Pustular, Wound Complication
on Oct 04, 2013 Male from US , 57 years of age, weighting 123.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: hypochromic anaemia, superinfection, rash pustular, wound complication. Dapsone dosage: 25 Mg. Qd, Oral?unk Prior To Admission.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Brimonidine
  • Dorzolamide/ Timolol
  • Latanoprost
  • Levothyroxine
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Kc1 20 Meq
Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Methaemoglobin Present, Hypoxia
Patient was taking Dapsone. After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: blood methaemoglobin present, hypoxia on Jul 15, 2013 from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 132.3 lb, was diagnosed with and. Dapsone dosage: N/A.

Haemolysis, Blood Pressure Decreased
Adverse event was reported on May 20, 2013 by a Male taking Dapsone (Dosage: 100 Mg Bid Po) . Location: US , 17 years of age, weighting 215.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: haemolysis, blood pressure decreased. Patient was hospitalized.

Renal Failure, Pulmonary Thrombosis, Blood Potassium Increased, Dialysis
on May 13, 2013 Female from US , 79 years of age, weighting 139.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: renal failure, pulmonary thrombosis, blood potassium increased, dialysis. Dapsone dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Hypoxia, Methaemoglobinaemia, Transaminases Increased, Blood Bilirubin Increased, Lung Infiltration, Viral Infection, Graft Versus Host Disease
on May 01, 2013 Female from US , weighting 216.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: hypoxia, methaemoglobinaemia, transaminases increased, blood bilirubin increased, lung infiltration, viral infection, graft versus host disease. Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Acyclovir
  • Amlodipine
  • Calcium Carbonate-vitamin D2
  • Restasis
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Xoycodone
  • Posaconazole
  • Ranitidine
Patient was hospitalized.

Swelling Face, Pyrexia, Rash, Hepatic Enzyme Increased
Patient was taking Dapsone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: swelling face, pyrexia, rash, hepatic enzyme increased on Apr 05, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 28 years of age, weighting 218.7 lb, . Dapsone dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Fluid Retention, Pulmonary Mass
Adverse event was reported on Mar 29, 2013 by a Male taking Dapsone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 14 years of age, weighting 216.1 lb, Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: fluid retention, pulmonary mass.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Docusate Sodium
  • Emla Cream
  • Lorazepam 2 Mg
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Promethazine


Cough
on Mar 29, 2013 Male from US , 20 years of age, weighting 138.9 lb, was treated with Dapsone. After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: cough. Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Cyclosporine
  • Marinol
  • Protonix


Febrile Neutropenia, Haemoglobin Decreased, Thrombocytopenia, Bone Marrow Failure
on Mar 22, 2013 Female from US , child 6 years of age, weighting 57.76 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: febrile neutropenia, haemoglobin decreased, thrombocytopenia, bone marrow failure. Dapsone dosage: 50 Mg Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Cefepime
  • 6-mercaptopurine
  • Ondansetron
  • Lidocaine-prilocaine
  • Methotrexate


Throat Irritation, Cytomegalovirus Viraemia, Pyrexia, Respiratory Rate Increased, Heart Rate Increased, Blood Pressure Systolic Decreased
Patient was taking Dapsone. Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: throat irritation, cytomegalovirus viraemia, pyrexia, respiratory rate increased, heart rate increased, blood pressure systolic decreased on Mar 22, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 58 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, . Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Calcitonin
  • Azathioprine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Ergocalciferol
  • Ferrous Sulfate
  • Gabapentin
  • Albuterol\ipratropium
  • Magnesium Oxide


Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Blood Methaemoglobin Present
Adverse event was reported on Mar 22, 2013 by a Male taking Dapsone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , child 9 years of age, weighting 92.15 lb, After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: oxygen saturation decreased, blood methaemoglobin present.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Acyclovir
  • Restasis
  • Ergocalciferol
  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Micafungin
  • Omeprazole
  • Prednisone
  • Tacrolimus


Rash, Haemoglobin Decreased
on Mar 22, 2013 Male from US , weighting 47.84 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: rash, haemoglobin decreased. Dapsone dosage: 50 Mg Daily Po.
Associated medications used:
  • Emla Cream
  • Cyclosporin


Methaemoglobinaemia
on Mar 21, 2013 Male from US , child 6 years of age, weighting 53.79 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: methaemoglobinaemia. Dapsone dosage: N/A.

Haemolytic Anaemia, Methaemoglobinaemia, Renal Failure Acute
Patient was taking Dapsone. After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: haemolytic anaemia, methaemoglobinaemia, renal failure acute on Mar 21, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 209.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Dexamethasone
  • Lenalidomide
  • Acyclovir
  • Amlodipine
  • Aspirin
  • Celecoxib
  • Metformin
  • Pravastatin
Patient was hospitalized.

Methaemoglobinaemia, Pneumonia
Adverse event was reported on Mar 21, 2013 by a Female taking Dapsone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , child 11 years of age, weighting 140.7 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: methaemoglobinaemia, pneumonia.

Methaemoglobinaemia
on Mar 21, 2013 Female from US , 15 years of age, weighting 188.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: methaemoglobinaemia. Dapsone dosage: 100mg Daily Po.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Food Supplement
  • Lactose-free Oral Liquid
  • Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3)
  • Mercaptopurine
  • Saline Flush Inj
  • Dextrose
  • Sodium Chloride


Methaemoglobinaemia
on Mar 21, 2013 Male from US , weighting 109.5 lb, was treated with Dapsone. After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: methaemoglobinaemia. Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Tylenol-codeine
  • Miralax
  • Docusate
  • Ondansetron
  • Mercaptopurine
  • Omeprazole
  • Methotrexate
Patient was hospitalized.

Pyrexia, Blood Methaemoglobin Present
Patient was taking Dapsone 25 Mg Tablet. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: pyrexia, blood methaemoglobin present on Mar 21, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 59.97 lb, was diagnosed with and. Dapsone 25 Mg Tablet dosage: 50 Mg -2 Tablets- Daily Po.
Associated medications used:
  • Cefepime
  • Fexofenadine
  • Oxybutynin
  • Polyethylene
  • Glycol
  • Acetaminophen
  • Ondansetron
  • Mercaptopurine


Pyrexia, Neutropenia, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Methaemoglobinaemia
Adverse event was reported on Mar 21, 2013 by a Female taking Dapsone (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , weighting 39.68 lb, Patient felt the following Dapsone side effects: pyrexia, neutropenia, oxygen saturation decreased, methaemoglobinaemia.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Acetaminophen
  • Mercaptopurine
  • Lidocaine-prilocaine


Hypoxia, Blood Methaemoglobin Present
on Mar 08, 2013 Female from US , 16 years of age, weighting 146.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. After Dapsone was administered, patient encountered several Dapsone side effects: hypoxia, blood methaemoglobin present. Dapsone dosage: N/A.

Methaemoglobinaemia, Pneumonia
on Mar 05, 2013 Male from US , weighting 138.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dapsone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dapsone side effects: methaemoglobinaemia, pneumonia. Dapsone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Dexamethasone
  • Docusate Sodium
  • Hydrocodone/acetaminophen
  • Mercaptopurine
  • Methotrexate
  • Ondansetron
  • Miralex
  • Ranitidine
Patient was hospitalized.

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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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