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Aczone (known generically as dapsone) is a sulfone antibiotic for dermatologic use. It is a gel, white in color and is available only in 5.00% 60gram bottles.
This medication is used to help treat acne in patients 12 years and up. A person with acne with have whiteheads (plugged pores that are closed), blackheads (open plugged pores), small red and tender bumps (medically referred to as papules) and papules with pus at their tips (more commonly known as pimples).
It is currently unkown exactly how dapsone works, but it helps by decreasing the amount of pimples and any pimples that do occur will heal quicker than normal.
A less common use of aczone is minimizing the appearance of scars on the skin.
If there is no sign of improvement within 12 weeks of treatment, the use of this medication on the in particular patient should be reassessed.
Use this product regularly to get the most results.
Using an extra amount of gel will not speed up the process of the treatment and increase your chance of side effects.
Do not use this product if you are allergic to dapsone.
It is unkown if it will harm an unborn baby, consult your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to be.
Dapsone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby, do not breast feed while using this product.
This product is not approved for use by anyone under the age of 12 years old.
If you develop a rash, contact your doctor immediately as in some cases dapsone has led to serious-even fatal- skin reactions.
Tell your doctor if you have;
Call your doctor as soon as possible if you have:
Common Aczone side effects may include:
What happens if I miss a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
How long until I start feeling relief?
You should see improvement in the skin by the 12th week of treatment.
Is this medication safe for children?
Children between 12 and 18 can use this product. Anyone under 12 it is not recommended.
What should I avoid if I am using this product?
Avoid getting it into your eyes. Avoid using other topical medications on the same area.
Does it have any medication interactions?
Sulfa drugs, acetaminophen (Tylenol), nitroglycerin or other nitrite heart medications, seizure medicine, and several other drugs could interact with Aczone and possibly cause a serious condition called methemoglobinemia.
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