Scientific Name: Dapsone
Brand Name: Aczone
Company Owner: Jacobus pharmaceutical co
Mechanism Of Action Dapsone acts against bacteria and protozoa in the same way as sulphonamides, that is by inhibiting the synthesis of dihydrofolic acid through competition with para-amino-benzoate for the active site of dihydropteroate synthetase. The anti-inflammatory action of the drug is unrelated to its antibacterial action and is still not fully understood.
Description of the Drug: Dapsone is a sulfone drug used to treat acne vulgaris, Hansen’s disease, and dermatitis herpetiformis.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00250