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Dapsone And Hiv

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Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

What About Drug Resistance? Whenever you take medication, be sure to take all of the prescribed doses. Many people stop if they feel better. This is not a good idea. If the drug doesn't kill all of the germs, they might change (mutate) so that they can survive even when you are taking medications. When this happens, the drug will stop working. This is called "developing resistance" to the drug. For example, if you are taking dapsone to fight PCP...
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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 sulfa-trimethoprim. A small percent of persons taking dapson develop serious side effects that can include skin... 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 Dapsone does not mean you will have a similar reaction to... Read more »

Stop taking dapsone for 2 weeks

Hi im having problems with getting an erection and arousing myself to function i have taken kamagra and this doesnt have any effect on me i have been taking dapsone 100mg for 2 weeks and prior to this septrin which gave me a rash. Before taking...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I do not think the dapsone is doing anything but would discuss with your doctor. Pneumonia, which damson prevents, can certainly make it difficult to get erections so staying on the medication meanwhile is a good idea.DW... Read more »

fluconazole and Dapsone duration

Dear dr. YoungI'm 43-years old and i was diagnosed at 1-15-2013. Cryptoccocal meningitis was the first manifestation of my disease. CD4 at dx. was 20 and VL 33.000. i was treated with conventional Amphotericin (failed) and than with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Seems like you're making a great recovery from very advanced HIV/AIDS.Your question is when secondary prophylaxis for cryptococcal meningitis and pneumocystis can be safely discontinued. With regard to the first,... Read more »
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condoms?

Posted by DDS, 3 Replies
Hi,
Can anyone recommend a condom that has good sensation but still provides adequate protection? 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 »

nutrition

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if it's safe to eat yogurt while on zerit, epivir, sustiva and dapsone? Can yogurt be in any way harmful ? I can't find anything about these drugs in particular. Thank you so much!

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Just started meds.

Posted by BeerMe30, 1 Reply
I am taking Truvada, Intelence, Kaletra and Prezista also taking Dapsone. Anyone on this cocktail? I also need to get another blood draw to see if I can start taking a new medication. Read more »