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Aczone (Dapzone) vs. Cleocin T

Are Aczone and Cleocin T the Same Thing?

Dapsone and Cleocin T (clindamycin topical) Topical Solution are antibiotics used to treat differ skin conditions.

Dapsone is an oral medication used in the treatment of dermatitis herpetiformis (a skin condition) and leprosy (Hansen's disease).

Cleocin T is a topical medication used to treat severe acne.

A brand name for dapsone is Aczone.

Side effects of dapsone that are different from Cleocin T include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, headache, sleep problems (insomnia), or increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight.

Side effects of Cleocin T that are different from dapsone include skin burning, itching, dryness, redness, oily skin, skin peeling, or other irritation of treated skin.

Dapsone may interact with other drugs.

Cleocin T may interact with erythromycin topical or erythromycin taken by mouth, or skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps, shampoos, or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Aczone?

Side effects of Aczone include:

  • skin dryness,
  • redness,
  • oiliness, and
  • peeling.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Cleocin T?

  • burning,
  • itching,
  • dryness,
  • redness,
  • oily skin,
  • skin peeling, or
  • other irritation of treated skin.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Cleocin T including:

  • severe redness, itching, or dryness of treat skin areas; or
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody.

What Is Aczone?

Aczone (dapsone) Gel, 5% is a sulfone drug indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris. Aczone Gel 5% is available in generic form.

What Is Cleocin T?

Cleocin T (clindamycin topical) Topical Solution is an antibiotic used to treat severe acne.

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What Drugs Interact With Aczone?

Aczone Gel 5% may interact with other topical medications, harsh or abrasive soaps, or cosmetics on the affected area. Tell your doctor all medications, supplements, and skin care products you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Aczone Gel 5%; it is unknown if it will harm a fetus. Aczone Gel 5% passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Cleocin T?

Cleocin T may interact with erythromycin topical or erythromycin taken by mouth. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking.

How Should Aczone Be Taken?

For topical use only. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use. After the skin is gently washed and patted dry, apply approximately a pea-sized amount of Aczone Gel 5%, in a thin layer to the acne affected areas twice daily. Rub in Aczone Gel 5% gently and completely. Wash hands after application of Aczone Gel 5%.

How Should Cleocin T Be Taken?

Apply a thin film of Cleocin T Topical twice daily to affected area.

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References
SOURCES:

Bausch Health Companies Inc. Aczone Product Information.

https://www.bauschhealth.com/

Pfizer. Cleocin T Product Information.

https://www.pfizermedicalinformation.com/en-us/cleocin-t/dosage-admin

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