Important safety information prescribing information for healthcare professionals

frequently asked questions.

Here are answers to some questions that may be on your mind.

1. IS ACNE A CHRONIC CONDITION?
Acne can be a chronic condition and occurs when the hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.1,2 It is important to understand that acne can happen at any time. Therefore, appropriate ongoing skin care may be necessary.3
2. WHY SHOULD I TALK TO MY DERMATOLOGIST ABOUT USING ACZONE® (dapsone) GEL, 7.5%?
ACZONE® Gel, 7.5% is an acne treatment containing topical dapsone.4 It is proven effective in patients 12 years of age and older and some patients experienced little to no acne by week 12.4
3. DOES ACZONE® GEL, 7.5% CONTAIN BENZOYL PEROXIDE?
No, ACZONE® Gel, 7.5% does not contain benzoyl peroxide.4 It contains an ingredient called dapsone.4
4. WHEN SHOULD I SEE A DERMATOLOGIST TO TREAT MY ACNE?
If you are currently living with acne, you may want to see a dermatologist. A dermatologist can assess your individual needs, advise you, and prescribe treatment for your acne. If you don’t have a dermatologist, you can search for one here.
5. WILL CHANGING MY DIET IMPROVE MY ACNE?
The role of diet in the development of acne is controversial.5 Some recent studies have shown that there may be an association between certain foods and acne.5 We recommend keeping a healthy diet and talking to your dermatologist on how to best manage your acne.
6. WILL BLEACHING OR WAXING AFFECT MY ACNE?
Everyone’s face is different. Check with your dermatologist first.
7. HOW CAN I GET ACZONE® GEL, 7.5%?
Ask your dermatologist if ACZONE® Gel, 7.5% is right for you. Need a dermatologist? Click here to find one in your area.
8. HOW LONG IS TREATMENT?
While acne is a chronic condition, in clinical trials some patients saw results in as soon as 12 weeks.1,4 Your results may vary.
9. IS ACZONE® GEL, 7.5% AFFORDABLE?
Check with your insurance company. Many insurers cover the cost of an ACZONE® Gel, 7.5% prescription, and some cover at least a portion of it. With a savings card, you could pay no more than $35 for ACZONE®.* Learn more here.
10. HOW CAN I SAVE ON MY ACZONE® GEL, 7.5% PRESCRIPTION?
Click here to get a savings card and ask your dermatologist if ACZONE® Gel, 7.5% is right for you!
11. HOW IS THIS PRODUCT DIFFERENT FROM ACZONE® GEL, 5%?
ACZONE® Gel, 7.5% is a once-a-day treatment that contains 50% more of the active ingredient dapsone than ACZONE® Gel, 5%.4

*Limitations apply.

questions?

Here are some tips and questions to help you make the most of your next dermatologist visit.

ACZONE® (dapsone) GEL, 7.5% IMPORTANT INFORMATION
APPROVED USE

ACZONE® (dapsone) Gel, 7.5% is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat acne in people 12 years and older.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD) or higher than normal levels of methemoglobin in your blood (methemoglobinemia).

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 and facial hair to temporarily turn yellow or orange at the site of application.

ACZONE® Gel 7.5% may cause serious side effects, including:

  • A decrease of oxygen in your blood caused by a certain type of abnormal red blood cell (methemoglobinemia). If your lips, nail beds, or the inside of your mouth turns gray or blue, stop using ACZONE® Gel 7.5% and get medical help right away.
  • A breakdown of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia) for some people with G6PD deficiency using ACZONE® Gel 7.5%. Stop using ACZONE® Gel 7.5%, and call your doctor right away if you get any of the following signs and symptoms: back pain, breathlessness, tiredness/weakness, dark‑brown urine, fever, or yellow or pale skin.

The most common side effects of ACZONE® Gel are dryness and itching of the skin being treated.

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.

Please click here for the full Product Information.

References:

1. American Academy of Dermatology. Acne. Available at: https://www.aad.org/media/stats/conditions. Accessed January 19, 2016.

2. American Academy of Dermatology. Different kinds of pimples. Available at: https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/for-kids/about-skin/acne-pimples-and-zits/different-kinds-of-pimples. Accessed January 19, 2016.

3. American Academy of Dermatology. Acne: diagnosis and treatment. Available at: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne. Accessed January 19, 2016.

4. ACZONE® 7.5% Prescribing Information.

5. Magin P, Pond D, Smith W, Watson A. A systematic review of the evidence for ‘myths and misconceptions’ in acne management: diet, face-washing and sunlight. Family Practice. 2005;22:62-70.

ACZONE® (dapsone) Gel, 7.5% is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat acne in people 12 years and older.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD) or higher than normal levels of methemoglobin in your blood (methemoglobinemia).

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 and facial hair to temporarily turn yellow or orange at the site of application.

ACZONE® Gel 7.5% may cause serious side effects, including:

  • A decrease of oxygen in your blood caused by a certain type of abnormal red blood cell (methemoglobinemia). If your lips, nail beds, or the inside of your mouth turns gray or blue, stop using ACZONE® Gel 7.5% and get medical help right away.
  • A breakdown of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia) for some people with G6PD deficiency using ACZONE® Gel 7.5%. Stop using ACZONE® Gel 7.5%, and call your doctor right away if you get any of the following signs and symptoms: back pain, breathlessness, tiredness/weakness, dark-brown urine, fever, or yellow or pale skin.

The most common side effects of ACZONE® Gel are dryness and itching of the skin being treated.

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.

Please click here for the full Product Information.

References:

1. American Academy of Dermatology. Acne. Available at: https://www.aad.org/media/stats/conditions. Accessed January 19, 2016.

2. American Academy of Dermatology. Different kinds of pimples. Available at: https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/for-kids/about-skin/acne-pimples-and-zits/different-kinds-of-pimples. Accessed January 19, 2016.

3. American Academy of Dermatology. Acne: diagnosis and treatment. Available at: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne. Accessed January 19, 2016.

4. ACZONE® 7.5% Prescribing Information.

5. Magin P, Pond D, Smith W, Watson A. A systematic review of the evidence for ‘myths and misconceptions’ in acne management: diet, face-washing and sunlight. Family Practice. 2005;22:62-70.