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Dapsone And Hiv

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Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

... What Is Dapsone? Why Do People With HIV Take Dapsone? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Dapsone Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Dapsone React With Other Drugs? What Is Dapsone? Dapsone is an antibiotic drug. It is
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Dr. Bob, you are ignoring my question, a cry for help from Dallas downtown, so that you could hear in San Francisco.

Dr. Bob, I had taken Dapsone, 15 years ago for treating a skin condition for about 3 years, mixed with another pill and in between periods of prednisone pill. So i got scared about all this, mainly the prednisone, and then i doubted the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your concerns are completely unwarranted. Medications that you took years ago would not affect recent HIV test results.1. No.2. Your current tests would indicate you never had HSV-1/HSV-2.3. No.Dr. Bob Read more »

dapsone

hi, i and thank you for for your attention., i im taking dapson but i would like to know about the side efects on this drug i ll appreciate this and thank you again
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Dapsone is used in the setting of HIV infecition particlarly for prevention of Pneumocystis pneumonia in persons intolerant to standard Read more »

Expiratioin of Dapsone

Greetings again doc. Thanks for all your help in the past questions I've had. Ok, so I had to go off of my HAART, Truvada and Lexiva because of stomach issues, but that has been resolved thankfully. CD4's are in the 100's and VL of 30,000. Question...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. I would advise not taking expired medications.2. As you have no history of allergy to Bactrim, I would advise you fill the prescription and take it as directed. The overall risk of drug allergy to Bactrim remains small.3. I agree you need... Read more »

Dapsone & Septrin

Hello,My current Cd4 count is around 174 and I have recently been taking Dapsone for 10 day just to prevent pcp before I start my anti-HIV medication in a few days. I have previously taken Septrin which I had a nasty rash and also have just had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,There are alternatives to Septra or Dapsone for PCP prophylaxis, including oral Mepron or inhaled pentamidine. That you had a "nasty rash" as a result of taking Septra and Read more »
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Zerit

...Potential drug interactions: When used in combination with Zerit, drugs such as Fungizone (amphotericin B), Foscavir (foscarnet), dapsone, and some drugs used to treat HIV may increase the risk of developing peripheral neuropathy. Cytovene... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...cancer patients with weakened immune systems. In 1985 a small study showed that these drugs would also prevent PCP in people with AIDS. The drugs used to treat PCP include TMP/SMX, dapsone, pentamidine, and atovaquone. TMP/SMX (Bactrim or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pentamidine

...Pentamidine is normally not the first choice for treatment of PCP. However, it is used for patients who are allergic to sulfa drugs or dapsone. It may also be used when other drugs have not worked. Pentamidine is a drug that is usually inhaled... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

...the dose to the full amount. Vitamin C may help in cases of allergic reactions to Bactrim. Another option is to use the drug Dapsone (see Fact Sheet 533 ). TMP/SMX can also make you sensitive to sunlight. If thisoccurs, use sun block on your... Read more »
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Not good test results...

Posted by BeerMe30, 2 Replies
...for error. Hopefully my HIV doesn't become resistant to the meds. I am taking Truvada, Intelence, Norvir and Prezista plus Dapsone. I need to go back for a blood draw to see if I am able to take a new medication available. If it weren't for... Read more »

GINSENG and other antioident

Posted by AaronK, 2 Replies
...I dont wanna mix meds but can red panax ginseng be mixed with norvir, truvada and presita, dapsone? ... i heard that it makes people on antidepression meds... have a manic episode... and other effects... anyways... i like eating Read more »

I AM AT WITS END WITH PCP PREVENTION

Posted by southerncharm, 1 Reply
...I have used Bactrim only to discover that I'm allergic to sulfabiotics; finding out the hard way was not fun. I switched to Dapsone and within a week I had hives again, at that point I decided to switch doctors because I was also dealing with a... Read more »

Insurance question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was just diagnosed along with two children. What is this going to cost per year. I have decent insurance, but wanted a ball park! Read more »