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Medications for Leprosy

Drugs associated with Leprosy

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Leprosy: An infectious disease which is characterized by disfiguring skin lesions, peripheral nerve damage, and progressive debilitation. Leprosy is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae

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dapsone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dapsone systemic

Drug class: leprostatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
clofazimine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: clofazimine systemic

Brand name:  Lamprene

Drug class: leprostatics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Rifadin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
rifampin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Brand names:  Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifadin IV

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Lamprene Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: clofazimine systemic

Drug class: leprostatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Rimactane Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Rifadin IV Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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