Aczone

Generic Name: Dapsone

  • What is Aczone?

    Aczone is a topical gel (applied directly on the skin) that is used to treat acne.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Aczone?

    Aczone is for external use only. Do not use it in your mouth, eyes, or vagina.

  • Who should not take Aczone?

    Do not use Aczone if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Aczone?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Aczone. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have allergies or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥12 years: Apply a pea-sized amount of the gel in a thin layer to the affected area(s) twice a day.

  • How should I take Aczone?

    Apply Aczone as prescribed by your doctor. Wash and gently dry the affected areas before using Aczone. Apply a thin layer of the gel to the affected areas. Wash your hands after applying the gel.

    If your acne does not improve after 12 weeks of treatment with Aczone, talk to your doctor about other treatments for acne.

  • What should I avoid while taking Aczone?

    Do not use Aczone in your mouth, eyes, or vagina.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Aczone?

    If Aczone is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combing Aczone with the following: dapsone tablets, other topical medications for acne that contain benzoyl peroxide, or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

  • What are the possible side effects of Aczone?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: dryness, oiliness, peeling, redness

  • Can I receive Aczone if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Aczone during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Aczone?

    If you miss a dose of Aczone, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Aczone?

    Store at room temperature.