Aczone Gel

ACZONE™
(dapsone) Gel, 5%

DRUG DESCRIPTION

ACZONE Gel, 5%, contains dapsone, a sulfone, in an aqueous gel base for topical dermatologic use. ACZONE Gel (dapsone) , 5% is a gritty translucent material with visible drug substance particles. Chemically, dapsone has an empirical formula of C12H12N2O2S. It is a white, odorless crystalline powder that has a molecular weight of 248. Dapsone's chemical name is 4,4'-diaminodiphenylsulfone and its structural formula is:

ACZONE (dapsone) structural formula illustration

Each gram of ACZONE Gel, 5%, contains 50 mg of dapsone, USP, in a gel of carbomer 980; diethylene glycol monoethyl ether, NF; methylparaben, NF; sodium hydroxide, NF; and purified water, USP.

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...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/28/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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