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User Reviews for Dapsone

Also known as: Aczone

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7.7
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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "The "con" is that it really does take continual use for a good 6-8 weeks to see results. The "pro" is that when I'm using it my skin has never been so clear. I stopped using it a month or so ago when my skin was looking great and about a week after I stopped using it my skin broke out again (horribly) and it reminded me of what life was like before aczone. It really makes a difference!"

   
10

CindyLo July 17, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I trust you'll take this medication off the market. The before/after photos on your television ads show no visible improvements as compared with ProActive. Don't buy this junk: The side effects are awful."

   
1.0

zeenie, Ph.D., RN (taken for less than 1 month) July 16, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I have suffered from cystic acne for almost 10 years. I've tried every topical known to man and not one, but TWO rounds of Accutane. But it still comes back. I started using Aczone once a day (at night) with a basic moisturizer and have noticed a phenomenal difference. It hasn't healed me because when I'm lazy refilling my prescription, my skin breaks out again. But at least I know it's working when I do use it. Only downside: it's expensive! Ask your derm for a coupon!"

   
9.0

spartyon June 22, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I highly recommend trying this product. Discounts are available depending on your health insurance provider and Dermatologist. I first I didn't follow the directions and used sometimes once a day. Once I started using it twice a day I noticed fantastic results. This paired along with Cerve moisturizer (the night version) really did change my life."

   
10

Acnenolonger June 9, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "Hi, I've been using this product over 3years and I'm completely satisfied. My skin in super dry and It's really really working for me. While I'm using this, my face is clear. I've tried everything but nothing worked except ACZONE!!! It's expensive but totally worth it, give it a try."

   
10

Anonymous June 8, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I've been using aczone for close to a year now. I used to use it 2x daily but now I mostly use it a night along with differin. Wow, what a difference it has made for my skin! I would recommend using a basic moisturizer as it can be slightly drying. Also give the medicine some time, it took several months before I saw positive results, but my acne hasn't returned since. It won't clear everything as I still get an occasional pimple or two but the regimen I used got rid of my major acne, specifically my forehead."

   
9.0

Anonymous June 3, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I absolutely love this prescription. I use the .5% medication (looking forward to using the new Aczone 7.5% that just came out that I can apply once a day) which I apply to my face twice a day. I also use this along with Retin-A (but the generic version) and it works great! I never used Aczone by itself so I don't know what the results would be for me. I also took Amoxicillin while using these products which sped up the healing process but I stopped taking the Amoxicillin since I am on another medication so it's not necessary. Anyway, I think this product is great and has truly worked for me and I have tried other products that didn't necessarily give me the results I was looking for."

   
10

Keesa (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 23, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "While pregnant with my 3rd child, in my early 30's, I began getting horrible acne, mostly on my chin. It was a combo of white/blackheads & big cyst-like pimples and a lot of redness! How embarrassing & painful. I seen a handful of physicians who prescribed different combos of oral and topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, Retin-A and who knows what else, but nothing worked. Very frustrating! So after about 4 years of this (& scars now) I finally seen a derm. who prescribed Aczone (twice a day) & Tazarac (every night). These were winners for me! What a relief. It did take at least 4 weeks or so to see a big difference but my face eventually completely cleared up!!! The results outweigh the side effects (skin peeling mainly). Worth the $$!"

   
10

dniceo (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 21, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "Did not work at all for me. So disappointed. It was very expensive. And I think it might have made my skin worse."

   
1.0

memememe1234 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 4, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I got recommended by my derm to use this to treat my acne. it literally burnt my face! my skin feels like leather, and in the first 2 days my face started peeling extremely bad, and the burning is too much to take. I do not recommend."

   
1.0

haileexxxo March 26, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I have very moderate/sporadic acne (primarily hormonal). My derm prescribed Aczone as more of a preventative treatment for those hormonal flare ups. At first, it appeared as though Aczone was helping the few pimples I had on my chin and T-zone, however, tt ended up clogging my pores really badly (cheeks and forehead). I stuck it out for 2 weeks, using as prescribed, and ultimately had to ditch it. Sad because I really wanted to love Aczone!"

   
5.0

MiReviewer March 18, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I'm 53 years old and have suffered with cystic acne since my teens. Remember Clearasil? Harsh. Minocycline was a Godsend in my 30s, but couldn't take it while being pregnant. Now, I get occasional acne flare-ups. I tried Clyndamycin, it was ok. I just started Aczone and it seems to be putting the acne to rest. My copay was also $100. So, I went to the Aczone website and you supposedly get discounted up to $250 if you have commercial insurance. Fill out your info and get a discount card online."

   
9.0

Setonmom (taken for less than 1 month) March 17, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "Aczone has worked really well however, beware of bed linens getting stained yellow from it."

   
6.0

Maryland123 March 15, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I'm 29 years old. Starting at age 13 I started having skin issues that became cystic acne. At 21 I had enough and tried everything. Finally I gave Accutane a try. It completely cleared my skin for 7 years. At 28 after having 2 kids I began to get some small breakouts. Never as bad as it was but definitely noticeable. I tried Epiduo for about 6 months and I think it made it worse. My OBGYN put me on birth control and I was given Aczone. I was skeptical at first of another topical medication but I tried it. I've been on it now in conjuction with birth control for 4 months and my skin is finally clear again. I'm still on my first tube and probably only half way through it. A pea size amount, twice daily. I'm very pleased with it!"

   
9.0

Small-town Kay March 8, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I have been using this gel for just under a month and it seems to be working really well! I'd never had skin problems until I started switching birth controls and then I would get acne around my period - but nothing too bad until I decided to come off birth control completely last summer. BIG MISTAKE. I immediately starting getting bad cystic acne all over my cheeks, chin, and forehead. This cream really really helps clear the discoloration and makes my skin feel and look so smooth. I put it on several times a day - sometimes as much as 4-5x on particularly bad spots. I'm not sure that it necessarily prevents acne, I think that may take longer but so far it works great on clearing up spots quickly and keeping them small and manageable!"

   
9.0

Klouise March 7, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "It helps, yes, but I am so totally frustrated beyond words why in the world a tube of gel needs to be SO expensive as if it's gold! Despite the coupon and insurance I am still paying $100 for a 30gram tube, I am enraged that this is possible!!!"

NickyMc March 3, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "Well my dermatologist gave me this for inflammation on my face. NO EFFECT whatsoever! I don't have acne I have huge red spots slowly growing on my face & even make it swollen. I tried everything. An now this too. I think for 1st 2 days of use my skin got less red on top of my condition & thats about it. So far I'm on my 4th free sample tube just put it on all over my face twice a day as she told me & no changes, no improvements. Also no negative effects so far too - no irritation, dry skin etc. And I was stupid enough to buy 1 more tube in hope that it will surely work for the money I paid lol."

   
1.0

RinaLane February 11, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "After living on doxcycline for 2 years,finally found winning combo for MY perimenopausal hormone/stress induced SEVERE CYSTIC acne! Everytime I got off doxycycline, face worsened within 2 months (scarred and inflammed) than when I started. Would take 3 months of being back on the antibiotic, along with the retin A/hyperpigmentation combo cream that my derm helped develop before scarring became less noticeable. Doxycycline worked well (compared to clindamycin/minocycline/ OTC/proactive system and all salicylic acid, etc.); but, didn't want to live on antibiotics. 3 months changed to Bactrim & Aczone. Within 2 months, as if I never had acne at all. No scars. Aczone & MD's cream only for last month. No CYSTS or pimples. CLEAR SKIN!!"

   
10

FINALLY -Works great for ME!!! January 11, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I am 36 and in the past year began getting cystic acne on my chin, cheeks and temples. The cysts were incredibly red, itchy, and painful. They never came to a head and seemed to never fully heal. Because they wouldn't heal, I would pick at them. Last week, I broke out with 17 at once. I was very embarrassed, got fed up and saw a dermatologist. He prescibed Doxycycline and Aczone 2x per day. Amazing results in less than a week! My 'wounds' are all dried up and I'm dealing with moderate peeling now. It seems as though Aczone immediately remedied the redness. I only woke up with one new pimple, but it healed in 1 day."

   
10

IndianaSara (taken for less than 1 month) December 6, 2015

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "it pretty much ruined my skin. . ive been using epiduo for 5 months now and it worked amazing and my dermatologist told me if I used aczone in the morning my red marks would go away faster. What it did was create more red marks and made it insanely dry and red and horrible. I was on aczone for 2 months before I gave up like last week and now it burns whenever I wash my face so I have to wait a while for this stuff to drain out of my system yeah don't recommend but maybe it's because i use epiduo"

   
1.0

bree m December 3, 2015

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I am a 28 year old female and I have struggled with acne for as long as I can remember. I get several cysts a few times a month which always seem to scar. After discussing this with a new doctor, I was prescribed Aczone. I have tried almost every other cream on the market. I use Aczone every night after washing my face. Within the first few weeks my acne got worse. My doctor did warn me of this. She told me to not give up and to give it 3 months minimum. By the end of the first month, my skin had improved significantly. I have used Aczone for 5 months now and I have not had a single cyst or breakout. The medication is a bit pricey so I recommend getting a coupon. I highly recommend it to any female with hormonal cystic acne. Great product."

   
9.0

MissouriGirl9462 November 16, 2015

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "Highly recommend it. I am 38 and have had acne since my teens. I have tried pretty much everything including topical, oral, BCP, Accutane. I have become quite sensitive to oral medications over the years and none of the topicals seemed to help anymore ie. retin a, benzoyl peroxide. I saw a dermatologist recently who suggested Aczone for hormonal acne which is what I have and I was quite skeptical but to my surprise it really did help. After a couple of weeks I stopped having new break outs especially not the major cystic type acne that lasts for weeks and leaves scars. I have not had any side effects. If you have tried everything else this is worth a shot specially if you suffer from hormonal acne."

   
10

Nikki Meh November 10, 2015

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "For me Aczone worked better than anything else I have tried. I have cystic hormonal breakouts on my chin and jawline. I feel that it works very quickly and helps to prevent new acne from forming with twice daily use. It has no side effects and is non-drying."

   
10

GEB1389 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 30, 2015

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "This is not as amazing and magical as most of the raters here are saying. My dermatologist prescribed this to help with hyperpigmentation and inflammation my acne caused. It helped with niether. It barely works on the smallest of pimples. I just think the American market sucks for acne because I haven't really found something effective and affordable. When I was in DR I used stuff that cleared my skin up in a night. Sadly it can only be bought there :("

   
3.0

Pizzer_face October 22, 2015

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I use to cry from the pain caused from Acne pimples and the low self esteem that comes with disfigured skin until I saw Aczone commercial. I couldn't believe the results by week 12 it cleared my skin for the first time I could touch my face . I used Cetaphil foam face wash and moisturizer as well for oily skin it works people try it and good luck"

   
9.0

Hadi00 October 20, 2015

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