ACZONE® (dapsone) Gel 5% is different, because it treats acne with
topical dapsone 5%, an active ingredient only available topically in ACZONE®
Gel. It goes to work on inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne, and in clinical
trials, ACZONE® Gel did not make acne worse before it got better.1
ACZONE® Gel is an easy-to-apply topical gel you use twice a day.
You can even wear it under makeup.
ACZONE® Gel is not known to increase sun sensitivity.
Most insurance plans cover ACZONE® Gel.2
What else should you know about ACZONE® Gel?
ACZONE® Gel Doesn’t Contain Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzoyl peroxide can cause bleaching or staining of clothes. ACZONE®
Gel doesn’t contain benzoyl peroxide.
When Put to the Test, ACZONE® Gel Delivers
41% of patients treated with ACZONE® Gel (n=1,506) had minimal or
no acne at 12 weeks, compared to 33% in the control group (n=1,504).1
And while your results could vary, these numbers are the result of 2 clinical trials
involving 3,000 patients–evidence that ACZONE® Gel works! Individual
results may vary.
In clinical trials the majority of side effects with ACZONE® Gel
were mild to moderate, and included oiliness, peeling, dryness, and reddening where
ACZONE® Gel was applied. For more information, visit
Safety & Side Effects.
How to Use ACZONE® Gel
ACZONE® Gel helps you combat your acne in 2 steps. Use ACZONE®
Gel twice a day, every day, for 12 weeks, or as directed by your dermatologist:
- Wash the entire affected area with a mild cleanser
and pat dry with a clean towel.
- Apply a thin layer of ACZONE® Gel onto the entire affected area
(a pea-sized amount will usually be enough), then gently and completely rub the
gel right into your skin.
Remember to follow your dermatologist’s directions for use.
> Look at what ACZONE® Gel can do in
just 12 weeks.
For most insured patients. This program is not
valid for prescriptions reimbursed under Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal
or state program or where prohibited by law.
Ask Your Dermatologist
Talk to your dermatologist about ACZONE®
Gel. If you don't have a
dermatologist, we can help you find one.
ACZONE® Gel is a prescription medicine used on your skin (topical) to treat acne in people 12
years and older.
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 (G6PD) which may put you at a greater risk for developing a low red blood cell count. If you experience signs and symptoms such as back pain, breathlessness, tiredness/weakness with daily activities, dark-brown urine, high fever, and yellow or pale skin, stop use and call your doctor immediately.
The most common side effects of ACZONE® Gel are dryness, redness, oiliness, and peeling of the skin being treated.
Talk to your doctor about any medications you’re using including topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO). Use of BPO with ACZONE® Gel may cause your skin to temporarily turn yellow or orange at the site of application.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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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.