Medications for Leprosy
The treatment for the 12 month multibacillary type leprosy includes using the antibiotics Rifampicin, Dapsone DDS and Clofazimine(Lamprene). The six month regiment for the paucibacillary type of leprosy involves rifampicin and dapsone. Clofazimine has the advantage of also being anti-inflammatory. Other anti-inflammatory drugs that are used include Aspirin, Chloroquin and Prednisolone. Thalidomide can be used treat clients with sever symptoms as long as the patient cannot bear children.