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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Aczone

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

What is dapsone topical (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.

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 1-800-FDA-1088.

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

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.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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