Aczone

Drug List

Aczone

Drug Name

Aczone (Dapsone)

Manufactured By

Allergan, Inc.

Drug Savings


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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This medication is used to treat acne. It helps decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and helps pimples that do develop to heal more quickly. Dapsone is an antibiotic. It is not known how dapsone works to treat acne.

How To Use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using dapsone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Wash your hands before and after applying this medication. Gently clean the affected skin with a mild/soapless cleanser and pat dry. Apply a small amount of medication (about the size of a pea) in a thin layer to the affected areas of skin as directed by your doctor. Depending on your brand, this medication is usually used once or twice a day. Rub in gently. Be careful to avoid the eyes and lip area. Use this medication on the skin only. Do not apply to the inside of the mouth/nose or in or around the groin/vaginal area. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this occurs, flush with large amounts of water. Call your doctor if eye irritation develops. Wash your hands after using the medication to avoid accidentally getting it in your eyes. Use this product regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day. Do not use a larger amount or use it more often than directed. Your skin will not improve any faster and you may have a greater risk of side effects.

Side Effects

Skin redness, peeling, oiliness, or dryness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as depression, agitation), unusual tiredness/weakness, dark urine, shortness of breath. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: blue/grey lips or nails. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Some products that may interact with this drug include: dapsone taken by mouth, drugs to treat malaria (such as chloroquine), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, other medications applied to the skin. Benzoyl peroxide is a commonly used medication for acne. Using benzoyl peroxide at the same time as dapsone gel may cause your skin to temporarily change color (yellow/orange). Talk with your doctor or pharmacist and ask if you should be using prescription or non-prescription benzoyl peroxide products and how to use them safely.

In Case of Overdose

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you forget to use this medication, use it as soon as you remember if it is the same day. If you don't remember until the next day, apply your next dose at the regular time.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Keep all medications away from children and pets.