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One of the most effective drugs in the treatment of LEPROSY. An antibacterial drug, its use may cause nausea and vomiting; occasionally, it may harm nerves, the liver, and red blood cells. During treatment, blood tests are done to check on liver function and the number of red cells in the blood.

The drug is also used to treat dermatitis herpetiformis, a rare skin disorder.

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