Taking Dapsone When You're Hiv Positive
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineDapsone 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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
Rocky Mountain CARESHi and thanks for posting.Sorry to hear about your health travails. The first question is why you're anemic-- is it because of persistent renal injury or low erythropoetin (Epo) levels? Some other issue? (Like other drug reaction from AZT or... Read more »
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