new topical acne treatment called Aczone (dapsone) gel

Drug reps will promote a new topical acne treatment called Aczone (dapsone) gel.

ORAL dapsone has long been used for leprosy and other skin conditions...due to its anti-infective and anti-inflammatory effects.

The oral form can cause hemolytic anemia and peripheral neuropathy. TOPICAL dapsone doesn't cause these toxicities...not enough is absorbed.

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