Dapsone is used for treatment of leprosy. It can be used in combination with other medications. It is also used to treat dermatitis herpetiformis (extremely itchy groups of skin lesions, usually occurring on the elbows, knees, and scalp). It can also be used for other conditions as recommended by your doctor.
Take Dapsone as directed by your doctor. Take Dapsone on an empty stomach. If stomach upset occurs, you may take it with food to reduce stomach irritation. If you also take didanosine, don't take it within 2 hours before or after taking Dapsone. To clear up your infection completely, use Dapsone for the full course of medication. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days. This medicine works best if it is taken at the same time daily.
Dapsone can cause blurred vision. Take Dapsone with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you respond to this medication. If your symptoms don't improve or if they worsen, call your physician. This medicine should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not take less or more or take it more often than recommended by your doctor.