What is Dapsone (DDS)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Dapsone is an antibiotic used for the treatment or prevention of pneumonia. It is thought to work by decreasing levels of 4-Aminobenzoic acid, an essential nutrient for bacteria. It also may be used for treatment of skin infections, malaria, or certain types of arthritis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent infection 16 9
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 3 2
Systemic lupus erythematosus 3 2
Acne 2 3
Acne breakout 2 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
2
Mild
0
None
20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dapsone (DDS)

Side effect Patients
Anemia 2
Headaches 1
H. pylori 1
Hypoxemia 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Dapsone (DDS)

Dosage Patients
7.5 % daily 1
100 mg weekly 1
15 % daily 1
7.5 % twice daily 1
25 mg daily 1
25 mg twice daily 1
50 mg daily 1
75 mg daily 1
100 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Dapsone (DDS)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 10
Doctor's advice 7
Expense 3
Other 3
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 20 patients who've stopped taking Dapsone (DDS)

Duration

Currently taking Dapsone (DDS)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Dapsone (DDS)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 6
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 17
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 9
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Dapsone (DDS) after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 3
Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole) (Bactrim) 2
Adapalene (Differin) 1
Clindamycin topical (Dalacin T) 1

Patients stopped taking Dapsone (DDS) and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 1
Metoclopramide (Reglan) 1
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5 patient evaluations for Dapsone (DDS)

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Severe (anemia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 16, 2011 (Started Nov 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for kidney transplant)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: N/A
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2010 (Started May 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pneumonia prophylaxis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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