dapsone topical (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using dapsone topical (Aczone)?
Do not use dapsone topical without first talking to your doctor if you have
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.
How should I use dapsone topical (Aczone)?
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.
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