dapsone


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dap·sone

 (dăp′sōn′, -zōn′)
n.
A sulfone drug, C12H12N2O2S, that is used primarily to treat leprosy and some forms of dermatitis.

[d(i)- + a(mino)- + (di)p(henyl) + s(ulf)one.]

dapsone

(ˈdæpˌsəʊn)
n
(Pharmacology) an antimicrobial drug used to treat leprosy and certain types of dermatitis. Formula: C12H12N2O2S
[C20: from d(i)a(minodi)p(henyl) s(ulph)one]

dap•sone

(ˈdæp soʊn)

n.
an antibacterial substance, C12H12N2O2S, used to treat leprosy.
[1965–70; d(i)a(minodi)p(henyl) s(ulf)one]
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Noun1.dapsone - antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
Translations

dap·sone

n. dapsona, sulfonildianilina, droga usada en el tratamiento de la lepra.

dapsone

n dapsona
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She had been treated with dapsone since 1987 for dermatitis herpetiformis, and dapsone was also used for treatment of her sarcoidosis (diagnosed in 1992).
Dapsone-induced hemolytic anemia: effect of dapsone hydroxylamine on sulfhydryl status, membrane skeletal proteins and morphology of human and rat erythrocytes.
Topical therapy with a corticosteroid is indicated as the initial treatment for mild cases of cicatricial pemphigoid, and dapsone can be used for recurrences.
Building upon our more than 10 years of success with TAZORAC([R]) (tazarotene), we will now offer dermatologists the only acne treatment with dapsone in a topical formulation to provide to their patients in North America.
Upon presentation, the patient was also on a prophylactic antibiotic regimen consisting of dapsone and azithromycin.
The leprosy control program in Brazil distributes free dapsone, rifampin, and clofazimine as part of the World Health Organization multidrug regimen for treatment of leprosy.
When prescribing dapsone, add cimetidine "to help avoid some of the side effects of dapsone," Dr.
Amikacin, imipenem, third-generation cephalosporins, minocycline, and dapsone are alternative treatment agents.
Human liver microsomal N-hydroxylation of dapsone by cytochrome P4503A4.
Aczone([R])Gel 5% is the only acne treatment harnessing dapsone in a topical formulation to provide patients with a convenient and effective therapy.
In milder cases of bullous pemphigoid, other antiinflammatory medications such as dapsone and tetracyclines have proven effective.
NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) today announced that its subsidiary, Biovail Laboratories International SRL (BLS), has entered into an agreement to license the Canadian rights to ACZONE (dapsone) Gel 5%, a topical formulation of dapsone used in the treatment of acne vulgaris, from Allergan.