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Aczone 7.5% is a prescription gel product used to treat Acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age and older. Aczone is a topical medication applied to the skin. It should not be ingested or used internally.
Acne vulgaris is a chronic condition of the skin where pores, where hair follicles reside, become plugged with dead skin cells or oil. Acne vulgaris is the same condition common amongst teenagers and adults.
Symptoms of acne vulgaris may include inflamed blackheads, pus-filled pimples, and painful red bumps on the face.
Apply a small amount to the affected area of the face once daily as directed by your physician. Aczone may be used on other parts of the body as directed by a healthcare professional.
Do not mix Aczone with other topical medications.
Follow the Aczone gel directions provided by your physician.
The active ingredient in Aczone is dapsone.
It is not known how dapsone works to treat acne vulgaris.
If your acne symptoms do not improve within 12 weeks after starting Aczone, talk to your doctor. You may need to try a different medication.
Common drug-drug interactions with Aczone may include:
Tell your doctor about any new medications you start while taking Aczone or other prescription medications.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency before you start using Aczone. Aczone may worsen a condition called hemolysis.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of methemoglobinemia. Aczone has been known to rarely cause this condition.
Some of the common Aczone gel side effects of Aczone may include:
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Aczone [package insert]. Irvine, CA: Allergan; 2016.