Aczone Gel

DRUG DESCRIPTION

ACZONE Gel, 5%, contains dapsone, a sulfone, in an aqueous gel base for topical dermatologic use. ACZONE Gel (dapsone) , 5% is a gritty translucent material with visible drug substance particles. Chemically, dapsone has an empirical formula of C12H12N2O2S. It is a white, odorless crystalline powder that has a molecular weight of 248. Dapsone's chemical name is 4,4'-diaminodiphenylsulfone and its structural formula is:

ACZONE (dapsone) structural formula illustration

Each gram of ACZONE Gel, 5%, contains 50 mg of dapsone, USP, in a gel of carbomer 980; diethylene glycol monoethyl ether, NF; methylparaben, NF; sodium hydroxide, NF; and purified water, USP.

What are the possible side effects of dapsone topical (Aczone)?

The most common side effects of dapsone topical are dryness, redness, oiliness and peeling of the skin being treated. Call your doctor if you have excessive tiredness or any side effects that do not go away or bother you.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at...

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Aczone Gel Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Aczone

Generic Name: dapsone topical (Pronunciation: dap zone top ick all)

  • What is dapsone topical (Aczone Gel)?
  • What are the possible side effects of dapsone topical (Aczone Gel)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about dapsone topical (Aczone Gel)?
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using dapsone topical (Aczone Gel)?
  • How should I use dapsone topical (Aczone Gel)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Aczone Gel)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Aczone Gel)?
  • What should I avoid while using dapsone topical (Aczone Gel)?
  • What other drugs will affect dapsone topical (Aczone Gel)?
  • Where can I get more information?

What is dapsone topical (Aczone Gel)?

Dapsone topical is an antiinfective medication.

Dapsone topical is a medicine used to help treat acne.

Dapsone topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of dapsone topical (Aczone Gel)?

The most common side effects of dapsone topical are dryness, redness, oiliness and peeling of the skin being treated. Call your doctor if you have excessive tiredness or any side effects that do not go away or bother you.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about dapsone topical (Aczone Gel)?

Contact your doctor immediately if you develop a rash while using dapsone topical. In rare cases, dapsone topical has been associated with serious, and sometimes fatal, skin reactions.

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