Acne is caused by irritated cells
that start below the skin’s surface. These cells
hang out together, spread, and basically
recruit other cells to cause major
inflammation. Once it starts, it can be hard to
No other product contains dapsone, an active ingredient used exclusively in ACZONE® Gel. How ACZONE®
Gel works is unclear, but clinical study results
show that it reduces acne with minimal irritation
No, it does not. It is actually a
product called dapsone, with SMP™
technology, which is used exclusively in
ACZONE® Gel. Benzoyl peroxide, which is
found in some acne products, may bleach
hair and fabrics, like clothes or furniture, but
ACZONE® Gel won’t.
If you are currently living with acne, you may want to see a
dermatologist. A doctor
can assess your individual needs, advise you,
and prescribe the best treatment for your
specific type of acne. ACZONE® Gel has
been proven to be effective in treating many
types of acne, with fewer of the side effects
that lead to dryness, redness, and irritation.
hard to say. Stress does have physiologic
effects, including changes in hormones that
could theoretically lead to acne. In a frustrating
cycle, sometimes acne lesions can cause
stress. But if your acne is being treated
should not be a factor.
Despite popular belief, there is no
scientific evidence that food (like chocolate,
fatty foods, colas, and so on) causes or
Everyone’s face is different.
Sometimes, bleaching and waxing can cause
irritation. Check with your dermatologist first.
Dermatologists can use
various methods to improve the scarring
caused by acne. The treatment must always
be individualized for the specific patient.
Chemical peels may be used in some
patients, while dermabrasion or laser
abrasion may benefit others. The key is to
prevent acne before it has a chance to do
damage to your skin—the less acne you
have, the less chance there is for scarring.
Talk to your dermatologist to find out if
ACZONE® Gel can help you get your acne
Ask your dermatologist if ACZONE® Gel is
right for you. Need a dermatologist? Click Here
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ACZONE® Gel is proven effective if used as
directed by a dermatologist. In clinical trials, most
patients saw results in as soon as 12 weeks.1
Check with your insurance company. Many insurers cover the cost of an ACZONE® prescription, and some cover at least a portion of it.
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ACZONE® (dapsone) Gel 5% is approved for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not use ACZONE® Gel if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in ACZONE® Gel or if you are younger than 12 years of age.
Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.
Like all medicines, ACZONE® Gel can cause some side effects. The most common side effects of ACZONE® Gel are dryness, redness, oiliness, and peeling of the skin being treated.
When the active ingredient of ACZONE® Gel (called dapsone) is taken orally as a pill, it has been related to the abnormal breakdown of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia). If you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, you may have a greater risk for lowering your hemoglobin level. However, using ACZONE® Gel on the skin is not expected to put enough dapsone in the blood to cause clinical symptoms of hemolytic anemia. You are advised to be alert for signs and symptoms suggestive of this type of anemia (sudden onset of: back pain, breathlessness, tiredness/weakness with daily activities, dark-brown urine, high fever, and yellow or pale skin). If you experience these signs and symptoms, stop use and call your doctor immediately.
Use of benzoyl peroxide together with ACZONE® Gel at the same time may cause your skin to temporarily turn yellow or orange at the site of application.
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If you use ACZONE® (dapsone) Gel 5% and recently refilled your prescription, you may have noticed that ACZONE® has a slightly different look and feel. ACZONE® is now whiter and has a finer texture than it had before. This change comes from the fact that we've moved production from a third-party manufacturing facility to our own manufacturing site. Allergan is committed to ensuring the quality of our products and made this move as part of our long-term commitment to the dermatology market. Though the look and feel of ACZONE® has slightly changed, the product has the same performance characteristics and fully meets all FDA product specifications for its manufacture.
Our continuing goal at Allergan is to provide you with the highest quality and best performing products possible. Please contact Allergan customer service at 1-800-433-8871 if you have any questions.