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Allergan Announces FDA Approval of Aczone (dapsone) Gel, 7.5% for Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

Posted 28 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

DUBLIN, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Aczone (dapsone) Gel, 7.5%, a new prescription topical treatment for acne in patients 12 years of age and older. Aczone Gel, 7.5% delivers proven efficacy to treat both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne, with a new concentration of dapsone in just once-a-day application. "For the Aczone Gel, 7.5% pivotal trials, we studied 4,340 acne patients, demonstrating efficacy and tolerability. The new FDA product approval also offers just once-daily dosing and a new pump delivery system," said David Nicholson, Executive Vice President and President of Global R&D Brands at Allergan. "As part of Allergan's commitment to the medical dermatology space, we have truly raised the bar ... Read more

Related support groups: Acne, Dapsone, Aczone

Health Tip: Understanding Antibiotics

Posted 9 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

-- By taking an antibiotic as prescribed, you can get well faster and help prevent germs from becoming resistant to your medication. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these antibiotic guidelines: Never skip a dose of antibiotic. Always take it on schedule, as directed. Never stop taking an antibiotic early. Always take the entire prescription, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Never save any antibiotic medication for a future illness. Never take an antibiotic that was prescribed for another person. Read more

Related support groups: Infections, Amoxicillin, Metronidazole, Doxycycline, Bacterial Infection, Cephalexin, Clindamycin, Azithromycin, Bactrim, Cipro, Ciprofloxacin, Augmentin, Levaquin, Flagyl, Keflex, Zithromax, Valtrex, Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprim, Acyclovir

Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn

Posted 29 Jan 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 – For certain people, the acne treatment Aczone may be linked to a rare blood disorder, a new case study contends. A 19-year-old woman who had used Aczone – the skin gel version of the drug dapsone – for a week developed a serious condition called methemoglobinemia. The patient showed up at a Pittsburgh emergency room with a headache, shortness of breath, and blue lips and fingers. Her symptoms initially confounded her doctors. Although she had applied a "pea-sized" amount of Aczone to her skin twice daily for seven days before seeking care, she never mentioned that when asked if was using any medications. "We went over all her meds and herbal supplements," said Dr. Greg Swartzentruber, a medical toxicology fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "And we couldn't come up with a cause, even after interviewing her and her family. Aczone was just ... Read more

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