Aczone (dapsone) is an anti-infective medication.

Aczone is a topical gel used to help treat acne. The mechanism of action of in treating acne is not known. It is not for oral use. Use is contraindicated in persons with a hypersensitivity to dapsone.

Aczone gel may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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  • Aczone
  • Applies to dapsone topical: topical gel/jelly

    In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by dapsone topical (the active ingredient contained in Aczone). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

    If any of the following side effects occur while taking dapsone topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

    Incidence not known
    Attempts at killing oneself
    bloating
    body aches or pain
    chills
    congestion
    constipation
    cough
    darkened urine
    dryness or soreness of throat
    fast heartbeat
    fever
    hoarseness
    indigestion
    loss of appetite
    nausea
    pains in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
    runny nose
    stomach pain
    tender, swollen glands in neck
    tonic and clonic muscle movements
    trouble swallowing
    voice changes
    vomiting, severe
    Reported in clinical trials
    Discouragement
    feeling sad or empty
    feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
    feeling that others can hear your thoughts
    feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
    irritability
    loss of interest or pleasure
    severe mood or mental changes
    tiredness
    trouble concentrating
    unusual behavior
    Some of the side effects that can occur with dapsone topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Dryness
    flushing, redness of skin
    oiliness/peeling
    unusually warm skin
    Less common
    Burning
    diarrhea
    difficulty breathing
    ear congestion
    headache
    itching skin
    general feeling of discomfort or illness
    headache
    joint pain
    joint sprain
    muscle aches and pains
    pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones
    shivering
    shortness of breath or trouble breathing
    sneezing
    sore throat
    stuffy nose
    sweating
    tightness of chest or wheezing
    trouble sleeping
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Incidence not known
    Facial swelling
  • Aczone (dapsone) gel General dosage information for the active ingredient contained in Aczone: Dapsone Topical (topical gel) Please confirm that the medication forms on the dosage document(s) above are relevant for the specific drug you are interested in
  • Acne

    Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Minocycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, skin infections, severe acne, gonorrhea, tick fever, chlamydia, and others. Minocycline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.