|1||Leprosy: (Hansen's disease):|
Oral, in combination with one or more other antileprosy agents, 50 to 100 mg of dapsone once a day; or 1,4 mg per kg of body weight once a day.
Dosages must be reduced in children and low-weight patients
Oral, in combination with one or more other antileprosy agents, 1,4 mg of dapsone per kg of body weight, once a day.
|2.||Dermatitis herpetiformis suppressant:|
Start with 50 mg daily gradually increased to 300 mg or more if required. This dose should be reduced to a minimum as soon as possible.
Maintenance dosage can often be reduced in patients receiving a gluten-free diet.
Dosages must be reduced in children and low-weight patients.
Oral, initially 2 mg per kg of body weight daily. Doses may be increased if symptoms are not completely controlled. The dose should then be reduced to the lowest effective maintenance dose as soon as possible.
|3.||When used for the treatment of toxoplasmosis, mycetoma (maduromycosis) and for its suppressive action on malaria plasmodia, the maximum dosage may be attained much more quickly and is about 200 mg daily.|
|The tablets should always be taken with plenty of water.|
For children the dose should be suitably adjusted to the body mass.