Dapsone 5% Gel (Aczone)
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Dapsone 5% Gel (Aczone) is an antibiotic medication that fights acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation, and helps eliminate acne breakouts. It’s used to treat moderate to severe acne that hasn’t responded to other treatments, such as antibiotics or over-the-counter products. Dapsone gel works for both facial and body acne. Dapsone is a topical drug that can be applied directly to blemishes.
✓ Treating acne
✓ Reducing inflammation
✓ Reducing bacteria growth
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How does dapsone gel work?
Dapsone 5% gel is an effective treatment of acne due to having an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect, making it especially good for inflammatory acne breakouts. Dapsone is an antibiotic that helps control acne by reducing inflammation, and it works in your pores to fight acne-causing bacteria. You should apply it once a day as part of your skincare routine, after washing with a mild cleanser and drying off your face.
What are the side effects of using dapsone gel?
Before you begin using dapsone, it’s important to be aware of all possible side effects. Common side effects of topical treatment with dapsone include burning, redness, itching, and dryness at the application site. Stop using dapsone and seek medical attention if you experience any serious adverse reactions, such as fever, yellow or pale skin, or rash. Don’t start applying another acne medication without consulting your provider first.
How do I use dapsone gel?
Before you apply dapsone gel, read through your instructions carefully. Wash the affected area with a mild cleanser and apply a pea-sized amount in a thin layer to the affected area of the skin once or twice a day. Do not apply to eyes, lips, mouth, nose, groin, or vaginal area. Wash your hands after use to avoid accidentally getting the gel in your eyes or mouth.
How long does it take to see results from dapsone gel?
The timeline to see results from using dapsone gel as an acne treatment varies depending on how severe your acne is when you start using it. If you have mild acne, or what’s called mild inflammatory acne, you may notice a difference in 2 to 4 weeks after starting treatment. Moderate inflammatory acne may take about 4 to 8 weeks for noticeable improvement. If your acne does not improve after 12 weeks of consistent use, contact your provider.
Can I use dapsone gel every day?
Yes, it’s safe to use every day. Because dapsone gel can help fight acne on a long-term basis, it’s important to continue using it every day for at least 2 months (and preferably 4–6 months) for the best results.
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