Are Aczone and Mepron the Same Thing?
A brand name for dapsone is Aczone.
Dapsone may interact with other drugs.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Aczone?
Side effects of Aczone include:
- skin dryness,
- oiliness, and
What Are Possible Side Effects of Mepron?
- stomach pain or upset,
- muscle pain,
- skin rash,
- sweating, or
- sleep problems (insomnia).
Serious side effects of Mepron include:
What Is Aczone?
What Is Mepron?
Mepron (atovaquone) is an antiprotozoal agent indicated for the prevention of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients who are intolerant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) and is indicated for the acute oral treatment of mild-to-moderate PCP in patients who are intolerant to TMP-SMX.
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 Mepron?
Those allergic to atovaquone should not use this medication. Mepron may interact with other medications such as rifabutin, rifampin, blood thinners, or seizure medications. There are no adequate studies on pregnant women using Mepron. Mepron should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. It is unknown if Mepron passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
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 Mepron Be Taken?
Mepron (atovaquone) is supplied in strength of 750 mg atovaquone in each teaspoonful (5 mL). Dosing varies for adults and pediatric patients and is determined by the prescribing doctor. Note that failure to administer Mepron Suspension with meals may limit response to therapy.
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Bausch Health Companies Inc. Aczone Product Information.
GSK. Mepron Product Information.