Generic Name: dapsone topical (dap zone top ick all)Brand Names: Aczone
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.
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You may not be able to use dapsone topical, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you have any of the conditions listed above.Dapsone topical is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use dapsone topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. Dapsone topical passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. Do not use dapsone topical without first talking to your doctor if you are nursing a baby.
Use dapsone topical exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash the areas of your skin where you will apply dapsone topical. Gently pat your skin dry with a clean towel.
Apply a thin layer of dapsone topical to the areas of your skin that have acne. A pea-sized amount of dapsone topical will usually be enough.
Rub the medicine in gently and completely. Make sure to put the cap back on the dapsone topical tube. Close it tightly and put the tube back in its original box..
Keep dapsone topical away from your mouth and eyes.
If your acne does not get better after using dapsone topical for 12 weeks, talk to your doctor about other treatments for acne.Store dapsone topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and use only the next regularly scheduled dose.
Do not swallow dapsone topical. If you swallow dapsone topical, call your doctor or poison control center right away.
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.
Usual Adult Dose for Acne:
Apply a pea-size amount topically to affected area twice a day. Gently wash and pat area dry prior to application. Completely rub into skin in a gentle manner.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Acne:
12 to 18 years:Apply a pea-size amount topically to affected area twice a day. Gently wash and pat area dry prior to application. Completely rub into skin in a gentle manner.
Avoid using other topical medications, harsh or abrasive soaps, or cosmetics on the affected area without first talking to your doctor.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with dapsone topical. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking or using any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.