Lamprene (generic name: Clofazimine, also known as Hansepran) is used to help treat common forms of leprosy, otherwise known as Hansen’s disease. It is sometimes given in conjunction with other similar medications, which will help to treat this condition. Lamprene may also be used to help treat flare ups of leprosy, and when it is used in his way, it is common that a cortisone type medication will be used in conjunction. Clofazimine belongs to the class of antibiotics also processes anti-inflammation effects. Continue taking Lamprene as long as your doctor tells you. Lamprene treatment may last for 2-3 years.
Lamprene Side Effects:
Diarrhea, dry skin, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, discoloration of the eyes and skin rashes are all side effects which have been associated with the use of Lamprene. It is important that if you encounter any type of side effect whilst using Lamprene, that you consult your doctor immediately for further help and guidance. Changes in taste, dryness of the eyes, itching of the eyes and also an increased sensitivity to light sources are all less severe side effects of which you may encounter whilst using Lamprene. If you do notice the appearance of side effects whilst using Lamprene, then you should monitor them on a regular basis. If the side effect persist or appear to become worse then you should seek emergency medical aid.
You should always use Lamprene in the way in which you have been instructed to, from your doctor or physician. You should continue to take Lamprene for the duration of you prescription even if the symptoms have healed before the end of your prescription date. It is not uncommon for people to use Lamprene every day for up to two years. You should ensure that you do not miss a dose as Lamprene will work best if there are high amounts of the active ingredients throughout your use or prescription. The recommended dose of Lamprene will be different for each patient depending on the severity of the case. Normally for the average adult the dose will be around 50 to 100 milligrams per day.
There are several other medications which will interact with Lamprene. Some of the medications in which you may be prescribed to use in conjunction with Lamprene are Aluminium Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide and Phenytoin. You are to use any other form of medication with extreme caution and you should inform your doctor prior to your proscription of Lamprene, if you currently are using any other type of medication. This includes both prescription and over the counter medications, and also any vitamins and herbal supplements you are taking. It is not recommended that you consume any amount of alcohol whilst using Lamprene, as this may induce some serious side effects of the medication. If you have a history of Liver or Kidney problems you should also inform your doctor of this as this may mean that you have to change your medication. This is the same if you have recently suffered from any stomach or intestinal problems.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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