The following side effects are expected to occur with the use of dapsone. Contact your doctor if these symptoms are severe and/or do not go away with continued use:
How Common (based on clinical studies)
|Increased skin oiliness||Up to 11.1% of all users|
|Burning, stinging, or tingling sensation||Up to 24.1% of all users|
|Redness and/or warmth in the area||Up to 13.8% of all users|
|Dryness of skin||Up to 20% of all users|
|Skin peeling or scaling||Up to 11.1% of all users|
|Itching||Up to 4% of all users|
|Increased sensitivity of skin to UV rays / sunburn||Up to 3.4% of all users|
If you experience any of the following side effects, stop using dapsone immediately and contact your doctor or get emergency medical care right away:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Burning, numbness, or tingling sensations over hands and feet
- Unexplained tiredness or weakness
- Back pain
- Bluish discoloration of the lips, nails, and/or the inner parts of the mouth
- Dark-colored urine
- Pale or yellow discoloration of skin
- Muscle weakness
Dapsone may also cause other side effects that are not mentioned here. Contact your doctor if you experience any other troublesome symptoms when using dapsone.
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