Aczone

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Aczone Side Effects

Skin redness, peeling, oiliness, or dryness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as depression, agitation), unusual tiredness/weakness, dark urine, shortness of breath.

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: blue/grey lips or nails.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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  • methemoglobinemia
  • drug-induced psychosis
  • suicidal
  • depression
  • pharyngitis
  • sinusitis
  • abnormal desquamation
  • erythema
  • pruritus of skin
  • dry skin
  • oily skin
  • tonic clonic seizure
  • fever
  • skin rash
  • skin irritation
  • facial edema
  • headache disorder
  • cough
  • severe vomiting
  • acute abdominal pain
  • pancreatitis

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Some products that may interact with this drug include: dapsone taken by mouth, drugs to treat malaria (such as chloroquine), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, other medications applied to the skin.

Benzoyl peroxide is a commonly used medication for acne. Using benzoyl peroxide at the same time as dapsone gel may cause your skin to temporarily change color (yellow/orange). Talk with your doctor or pharmacist and ask if you should be using prescription or non-prescription benzoyl peroxide products and how to use them safely.