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Diphencyprone - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Diphencyprone cause?

Treatment is usually safe. Any side effects are usually due to hypersensitivity to DCP and no long term side effects have been reported. Possible side effects of DCP include:

  • Severe dermatitis or blistering: This is the most common side effect, but risk can be minimised through careful titration of DCP concentration. Also, it may be possible to develop rashes on other parts of the body that is not exposed to DCP. If this happens and is severe and extensive, do consult the doctor immediately.
  • Swelling of lymph nodes behind ears or neck: This is usually temporary but may persist throughout treatment period.
  • Hypo/hyperpigmentation conditions may occur in patients with pigmented skin.
  • Uncommon side effects include urticaria (“hives”) and vitiligo (white patches).

Before taking Diphencyprone , what precautions must I follow?

Do not scratch or touch the treated area before it is wiped and washed off. This is to prevent accidental transfer of DCP to other parts of the body.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Diphencyprone ?

  • Updated on 5/29/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital
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