Uses And Benefits
Adults and children frequently take the oral form of this medication for dermatitis herpetiformis and leprosy. It can treat both lepromatous and tuberculoid forms of leprosy. This antibiotic may be taken with other medicines to treat Hansen's disease. It also helps in the treatment of malaria and pneumocystis pneumonia. Doctors may prescribe it as prophylaxis for cases of toxoplasmosis. Patients may use a topical formulation to treat acne.
Most conditions require it to be used in combination with other medicines. For example, patients with tuberculoid leprosy use it with rifampin to reduce the risk of developing resistance to dapsone. This antibiotic is often used with trimethoprim to treat pneumocystis pneumonia.
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