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What is leprosy?

Leprosy or Hansen's disease is an infection of the skin and nerves caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The condition affects the skin, mucous membranes, peripheral nerves, eyes and respiratory system.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), leprosy possibly gets transferred through the respiratory route and via insects, apart from the largely held belief of it being spread by close contact with an infected person.

The condition is classified on the basis of skin smear results as:

  • Paucibacillary leprosy (PB) – negative smears
  • Multibacillary leprosy (MB) – positive smears

What are its main signs and symptoms?

The condition has visible symptoms that make it easy to detect:

  • Discoloured patches of skin, usually flat
  • Numb and faded lesions that are lighter than the surrounding area
  • Nodules on the skin
  • Dry and stiff skin
  • Ulceration of soles
  • Lumps on the face or ears
  • Complete or partial loss of eyelashes and brows

Other symptoms include:

  • Numbness and loss of sweating of the affected area
  • Paralysis
  • Muscular weakness
  • Enlarged nerves, especially around the elbows and knees
  • Effect on facial nerves may lead to blindness

In advanced stages, it may lead to:

  • Crippling of feet and hands
  • Reabsorption and shortening of fingers and toes
  • Non-healing foot ulcers
  • Nose disfigurement
  • Burning sensation in the skin
  • Painful or tender nerves

What are the main causes?

Leprosy is caused by Mycobacterium leprae, a bacteria that is commonly found in our environment. Gene mutation and variations increase the likelihood of getting leprosy. Similarly, changes in the immune system and inflammation also increase the chances. The disease spreads due to close contact with an infected person for long or due to inhalation of air contaminated with nasal droplets containing the bacteria.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Leprosy is recognised by the patchiness of skin that is darker or lighter than the actual skin colour. The patches may also appear reddish. To confirm the examination findings, the doctor may conduct a skin or nerve biopsy.

The condition can be treated with a combination of antibiotics. This multi-drug therapy is important to avoid antibiotic resistance. These include dapsone, clofazimine and rifampicin. In case of allergies to these drugs, minocycline, clarithromycin and ofloxacin are effective alternatives.

To counter numbness, opt for special shoes that protect the feet and help restore normal gait. Surgery can help repair visible deformities and improve self-confidence.

Overall, the condition can be treated over a period of a year. It is important to consult your doctor immediately. Aggressive and timely treatment can cure the disease completely.


  1. Medicines for Leprosy
  2. Doctors for Leprosy
Dr. Jogya Bori

Dr. Jogya Bori

संक्रामक रोग

Dr. Lalit Shishara

Dr. Lalit Shishara

संक्रामक रोग

Dr. Alok Mishra

Dr. Alok Mishra

संक्रामक रोग

Medicines for Leprosy

Medicines listed below are available for Leprosy. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
MonocinMonocin 300 Mg Tablet26.93
RfRf 150 Mg Tablet15.38
RimactaneRimactane 100 Mg Syrup65.23
RinfilRinfil Kid 100 Mg Tablet11.58
Ticin(Thm)Ticin 150 Mg Tablet14.75
CavidinCavidin 450 Mg Tablet23.19
ExactExact Kid Tablet14.0
Monocin (Maan)Monocin 100 Mg Injection14.28
MontomycinMontomycin 450 Mg Capsule79.0
RifaceptRifacept 600 Mg Capsule48.0
RimpacinRimpacin 450 Mg Capsule714.28
TicinTicin 450 Mg Tablet46.53
OncothalOncothal 100 Mg Capsule518.75
RedemideRedemide 100 Mg Capsule500.0
TalimydeTalimyde 100 Mg Tablet750.0
ThaangioThaangio 100 Mg Capsule2310.38
ThalideThalide 100 Mg Capsule777.83
ThalixThalix 100 Mg Capsule595.14
ThalodaThaloda 100 Mg Capsule594.9
ThalomaThaloma 100 Mg Capsule828.5
ThalonThalon 100 Mg Tablet676.0
ThycadThycad 100 Mg Capsule480.9
ThaliteroThalitero 100 Mg Capsule649.63
ClofazClofaz 100 Mg Softgel26.25
ClofozineClofozine 100 Mg Capsule204.28
FazimFazim 100 Mg Capsule24.96
HansepranHansepran 100 Mg Capsule23.1
LepromineLepromine 100 Mg Capsule21.56
ProthiobinProthiobin 250 Mg Tablet92.7
ProtomidProtomid 250 Mg Tablet138.7
Md PrideMd Pride 250 Mg Tablet34.2
Mycotuf PMycotuf P 250 Mg Tablet153.29
PethidePethide 250 Mg Tablet97.47
ProthicidProthicid 250 Mg Tablet90.66
AcnedapAcnedap 5% W/W Gel247.5
AcnesoneAcnesone 5% Gel47.12
AcnewarAcnewar 5% Gel199.0
DapsoneDapsone 100 Mg Tablet241.5
AcrifaAcrifa 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet51.19
AntexAntex 300 Mg/450 Mg Tablet72.16
AntibinAntibin 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet48.38
Antibin ForteAntibin Forte 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet55.15
Antibin KidAntibin Kid 100 Mg/50 Mg Tablet11.34
BicoxBicox 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet52.11
Bicox ForteBicox Forte 200 Mg/150 Mg Tablet19.73
Bicox Forte KidBicox Forte Kid 100 Mg/100 Mg Tablet23.2
Coxwin KidCoxwin Kid 100 Mg/50 Mg Tablet13.13
Coxwin Zh KidCoxwin Zh Kid 100 Mg/300 Mg Tablet20.18
Denex ForteDenex Forte 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet56.7
FaminexFaminex 450 Mg/300 Mg Capsule56.18
FeminexFeminex 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet54.94
LynacoxLynacox 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet51.48
Macox PlusMacox Plus 150 Mg Tablet12.6
R CinexR Cinex 100 Mg/100 Mg Tablet16.0
Rf CompoundRf Compound 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet56.87
Rf Kid B6Rf Kid B6 100 Mg/100 Mg Tablet14.69
RifaconRifacon 450 Mg/300 Mg Capsule42.85
Rifact KidRifact Kid 300 Mg/450 Mg Tablet10.94
Rifica PlusRifica Plus 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet42.07
Rifinex KidRifinex Kid 100 Mg/50 Mg Tablet16.25
RimactazidRimactazid 100 Mg/50 Mg Tablet Dt10.95
RipeRipe 300 Mg/450 Mg Kit14.3
Ripe FdRipe Fd 300 Mg/450 Mg Tablet35.0
Ripe ForteRipe Forte 300 Mg/600 Mg Kit19.0
Ripy KidRipy Kid 100 Mg/100 Mg Tablet16.83
RisorineRisorine 100 Mg/50 Mg Capsule33.0
Stanex KidStanex Kid 225 Mg/150 Mg Tablet14.5
Ticinex KidTicinex Kid 100 Mg/50 Mg Tablet13.3
Vicox 2Vicox 2 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet79.0
Vicox 2 KidVicox 2 Kid 100 Mg/50 Mg Tablet21.9
Vicox 2 LwVicox 2 Lw 300 Mg/150 Mg Tablet55.23
Vicox 3Vicox 3 150 Mg/75 Mg Tablet48.0
Vicox 4Vicox 4 150 Mg/75 Mg Tablet354.52
Vicox Kid ForteVicox Kid Forte 200 Mg/150 Mg Tablet37.62
Vicox Kid PlusVicox Kid Plus 100 Mg/50 Mg Tablet21.43
Akurit KidAkurit Kid 60 Mg/30 Mg Tablet5.5
AkuritAkurit 150 Mg/75 Mg Tablet13.0
Anticox IiAnticox Ii 450 Mg/300 Mg Capsule43.0
Cavidin InhCavidin Inh 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet41.03
Coxirid PlusCoxirid Plus Tablet56.0
CoxwinCoxwin 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet43.82
Coxwin ZhCoxwin Zh 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet36.31
Eufacin InhEufacin Inh 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet44.37
Gocox CompoundGocox Compound 450 Mg/100 Mg Tablet25.44
Ipcacin KidIpcacin Kid 100 Mg/100 Mg Tablet16.02
McinexMcinex 450 Mg/300 Mg Capsule57.73
Montonex ForteMontonex Forte 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet65.56
MycocoxMycocox 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet56.8
MycuritMycurit 3 Tablet18.11
Nocox PlusNocox Plus 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet54.59
RifacomRifacom 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet56.41
Rifacox HRifacox H 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet49.52
Rifadin InhRifadin Inh 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet39.54
Rifalin IRifalin I 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet43.22
Rifampicin Inh (Zydus)Rifampicin Inh 450 Mg/300 Mg Capsule66.32
RifanexRifanex 300 Mg/450 Mg Tablet39.59
Rifarcin PlusRifarcin Plus 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet56.16
RifawkRifawk 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet36.76
Rifex KidRifex Kid 100 Mg/100 Mg Tablet50.82
RifizaRifiza 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet46.2
Ri KidRi Kid Tablet18.43
Rimactazid PlusRimactazid Plus 600 Mg/300 Mg Tablet64.94
Rimpek PlusRimpek Plus 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet58.64
RipnexRipnex 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet50.79
RizideRizide 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet7.32
Scc 2Scc 2 400 Mg/225 Mg Tablet40.07
Scc 2 LwScc 2 Lw 300 Mg/150 Mg Pouch4.75
Scc JrScc Jr 150 Mg/75 Mg Tablet19.2
Tibikit PlusTibikit Plus 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet19.71
Tibirim InhTibirim Inh 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet20.19
TicinexTicinex 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet54.67
UnicoxUnicox 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet44.04
Wokex 2Wokex 2 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet42.86
WokexWokex 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet9.46
Zucox PlusZucox Plus 450 Mg/300 Mg Tablet62.41
Acrifa ForteAcrifa Forte 225 Mg/150 Mg/750 Mg Tablet25.0
CaviripCavirip 450 Mg/300 Mg/1000 Mg Tablet0.0
Exact Zh KidExact Zh Kid 60 Mg/30 Mg/150 Mg Tablet8.78
Lynacox ZhLynacox Zh 225 Mg/150 Mg/750 Mg Tablet39.09
Lynacox Zh KidLynacox Zh Kid 225 Mg/150 Mg/400 Mg Tablet16.32
Montorip KidMontorip Kid 100 Mg/50 Mg/300 Mg Tablet20.03
Rf 3Rf 3 150 Mg/100 Mg/500 Mg Tablet31.83
Rf 3 ForteRf 3 Forte 255 Mg/150 Mg/750 Mg Tablet35.45
RhzRhz 225 Mg/150 Mg/500 Mg Tablet35.09
Rhz ForteRhz Forte 225 Mg/150 Mg/750 Mg Tablet43.37
Rhz KidRhz Kid 100 Mg/50 Mg/300 Mg Tablet20.15
Rifalin 2Rifalin 2 150 Mg/100 Mg/500 Mg Tablet44.6
RifaterRifater 120 Mg/80 Mg/250 Mg Tablet18.27
Rifinex PlusRifinex Plus 150 Mg/100 Mg/500 Mg Tablet27.51
RipRip 120 Mg/80 Mg/250 Mg Tablet17.74
TriantibinTriantibin 450 Mg/300 Mg/750 Mg Tablet7.68
TricoxTricox 225 Mg/150 Mg/500 Mg Tablet33.66
Tricox (Thm)Tricox 255 Mg/150 Mg/750 Mg Tablet51.13
TrinexTrinex 10 Mg Tablet16.0
Vicox 3 KidVicox 3 Kid 100 Mg/50 Mg/300 Mg Tablet30.47
Anticox ZAnticox Z 450 Mg/300 Mg/750 Mg Tablet12.96
CaviterCaviter 120 Mg/80 Mg/250 Mg Tablet30.0
Isorifazin ForteIsorifazin Forte 300 Mg/200 Mg/750 Mg Tablet41.07
Isorifazin SIsorifazin S 100 Mg/50 Mg/300 Mg Tablet86.54
Mycocox ZMycocox Z 225 Mg/150 Mg/750 Mg Tablet73.85
Mycurit ZMycurit Z 150 Mg/75 Mg/400 Mg Tablet1043.57
Rimcure 3 FdcRimcure 3 Fdc 150 Mg/75 Mg/400 Mg Tablet18.13
RinizideRinizide 150 Mg/100 Mg/375 Mg Tablet32.52
Rinizide Forte Dt TabletRinizide Forte Dt Tablet35.5
Scc Jr PlusScc Jr Plus 150 Mg/75 Mg/400 Mg Tablet25.05
TibikitTibikit Tablet13.31
Afb 3Afb 3 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Tablet8.95
Bicox EBicox E 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Tablet49.14
Monitor 3Monitor 3 150 Mg/75 Mg/275 Mg Tablet16.98
Rf HeRf He 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Kit9.16
Stanex EStanex E 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Tablet47.25
Coxina 3Coxina 3 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Capsule7.97
Mycocox EMycocox E 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Tablet52.31
MycotubeMycotube 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Tablet66.09
Rifalife 3Rifalife 3 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Kit6.93
Rimactazid ERimactazid E 40 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Tablet8.33
Rimactazid Plus ERimactazid Plus E 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Tablet7.93
Rimthree FdcRimthree Fdc 150 Mg/75 Mg/275 Mg Tablet41.53
Scc 3Scc 3 450 Mg/225 Mg/825 Mg Sachet20.0
Scc 3 LwScc 3 Lw 300 Mg/150 Mg/550 Mg Pouch7.35
ThreThre 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Tablet31.93
Trac 3Trac 3 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Tablet19.02
Vicox EVicox E 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Tablet82.85
Wokex 3Wokex 3 450 Mg/300 Mg/800 Mg Kit7.1
Afb 4Afb 4 Kit14.61
ForecoxForecox Film Coated Tablet33.6
Rf 4Rf 4 Kit13.31
Ac 4 KitAc 4 Kit Tabcap15.07
Caviter RheCaviter Rhe Tablet68.34
Cox 4Cox 4 Kit14.88
Coxina 4Coxina 4 Kit11.25
Infez 4Infez 4 Tablet13.83
Monitor 4Monitor 4 Tablet23.47
Monto 4Monto 4 Tablet11.95
Mycotube PlusMycotube Plus Tablet53.57
Rhz PlusRhz Plus Tablet37.08
Rifacom EzRifacom Ez Tablet19.19
Scc 4Scc 4 Pouch11.89
Scc 4 LwScc 4 Lw Pouch10.45
Scc 4 Lw PlusScc 4 Lw Plus Pouch10.9
SccScc Kit10.3
Ter 4Ter 4 Tablet21.57
TetracoxTetracox Tablet54.63
Trac 4Trac 4 Tablet28.25
Vicox EzVicox Ez Tablet51.6
ZyrifaZyrifa Capsule44.57
Zyrifa KidZyrifa Kid Tablet11.9
ADEL 12Adel 12 Dercut Drop215.0
ADEL 19Adel 19 Lassitul Drop215.0
ADEL 36Adel 36 Pollon Drop215.0
ADEL 38Adel 38 Apo Spast Drop215.0
ADEL 44Adel 44 Venorbis Drop215.0
ADEL 51Adel 51 Psy Stabil Drop215.0
ADEL 69Adel 69 Clauparest Drop215.0
ADEL 7Adel 7 Apo Tuss Drop215.0
ADEL 85 TonicAdel 85 Neu Regen Drinking 10 Ml Ampoule880.0
ADEL BC No 19Biocombination No. 19 Tablet135.0
Mama Natura ColikindColikind Globules180.0
Dr. Reckeweg Cuprum Acet. DilutionCuprum Acet Dilution 1 M155.0
ADEL Cuprum Acet DilutionCuprum Aceticum Dilution 1 M155.0
ADEL Hydrocotyle Asiat DilutionHydrocotyle Mother Tincture Q200.0
Dr. Reckeweg Hydrocotyle As DilutionHydrocotyle Asiat Dilution 1 M155.0
Dr. Reckeweg R63Reckeweg R63 Impaired Circulation Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R65Reckeweg R65 Psoriasis Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R75Reckeweg R75 Labour Pains And Menstrual Cramps Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R8Reckeweg R8 Cough Syrup370.0
Dr. Reckeweg R9Reckeweg R9 Cough Drop200.0

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