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Dapson

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I need help before I develope wounds from scratching!!!! How quickly does the Dapson work? What are the side affects? I have an appointment tomorrow with doctor so I need help quick! Has anyone taken steroids for the itching?

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http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/100000679.html

- link for side effects from dapsone. I take dapsone 2x a day, 60 mg total - and it has helped a lot, but not completely. Make sure you get your blood tested regularly once you start taking dapsone. It can do some damage on the liver if your body doesn't handle it well, so that is why blood tests are important. And I have not taken steroids for the itching. Good luck

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I have taken Dapsone (25 mg - once a day) for the last 10 years.

Your doctor might start you out on a higher dose, but he will bring it down as time goes on.

The side effects are sunlight sensitivity (you burn easier), hemoglobin issues (just get a CBC every year).

It doesn't bother me.

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Thanks for the information. I just found out I can not take Dapson because it is a sulfa drug and I have an allergy to sulfa. Bummer. We are going to try tetracycline.

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