DAPSONE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • methemoglobinemia, a type of blood disorder
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • hives
  • a skin rash
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

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    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

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    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency anemia
  • anemia
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • a blood disorder
  • mood changes
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • liver damage
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • itching
  • mental status changes
  • fever
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • irritation of the stomach or intestines
  • difficulty sleeping
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • nervousness
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