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Condition: Chronic Inflammatory Skin Disease Marked by Blisters
8/10/2009 10:55:44 AM

Reviewer: David M, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Diagnosed with Dermatitis Herpetiformis in about 1968. Initial dose 200mg per day . Very effective at clearing skin blisters but severe headaches associated with the medication. Went on gluten free diet in about 1970. Reduced dosage to nil over 8 years. Now have to take Dapsone occasionally even though very strict with diet. Presumably more sensitive to gluten than I once was and some cross c ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Inflammatory Skin Disease Marked by Blisters
7/25/2009 9:48:47 AM

Reviewer: rx101534, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have taken this drug for 5 years. It helped alot for the first1-3 years but now I am in a "holding pattern"; not getting worse or improving. I have blisters in my nose that impairs my breathing, scarred tissue in 1 eye, & redness in my mouth.

Condition: Chronic Inflammatory Skin Disease Marked by Blisters
7/22/2009 11:51:44 AM

Reviewer: Jill, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The Dapsone Cleared up my skin immediately, i have noticed an increase in exhaustion every day i remain on the drug. My pharmacist also said it was discontinued. I love the effectiveness to take care of my skin, but hate the feeling of being tired and lethargic all the time no matter what time of day i take the drug!

Condition: Chronic Inflammatory Skin Disease Marked by Blisters
5/4/2009 6:04:08 PM

Reviewer: Cary, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was on a high dose of prednizone to combat bullous pemphigoid, which I'd had for several years before it was definitively diagnosed through a pathological exam, and as my doc reduced the prednizone, the blisters returned more in both quantity and frequency--not as bad as with no medication, but still not neat--and staying on high doses of prednizone just wasn't acceptable (too many side ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Inflammatory Skin Disease Marked by Blisters
4/29/2009 1:57:08 PM

Reviewer: Juneb, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking this medication 100mg twice daily as needed for the last 20 years for dermetitis herpetiformis. I think the medication works well to alleviate the pain and appearance of blisters that come from this disease. I find it to be 97% effective in treating this disease. Only downfalls are extremem headaches and I have been hospitalized for methemoglobanemia a few times. (Where the oxy ... Show Full Comment

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