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User Reviews for Dapsone

Also known as: Aczone

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7.8
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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "Never written a review but this product is sensational. Best creme on the market, doesn't irritate skin and very effective for preventing and healing acne. Works well on face but even better on chest/back I found. Just a few heads up. Don't use with any hydrogen peroxide based products(moisturizer creme etc) at this will temporarily turn your skin brown. Also don't apply too much at a time as it takes a long time to absorb(it will be visible for a short period). After using accutane I thought that was the only thing that could really help acne but this works almost as well"

   
10

Canadian David August 19, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "Before I was prescribed Aczone, I looked on this site for reviews. I've been on it for about 9 weeks now and, while I've never written a review of a drug, this one warrants it. In my early 20's, I started breaking out worse than I ever did as a teenager. I tried OTC everything, which did nothing, and even shelled out for Proactiv which only seemed to inflame it. When finally I went to the derm she told me that adult onset acne is common and that Aczone+antibiotic would kick it. The antibiotic (minocycline) was awful and after vomiting for 2 days I went off it. Aczone on its own, however, has been a true lifesaver. My painful, deep, cystic acne is gone. Only rare whiteheads now. Truly life changing. I wish I could post before/after pix."

   
10

SG2223 August 14, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "Worked great in the beginning for a month or so, but that was about it. Even with my excellent insurance, this wasn't covered, but I was given a coupon which made it FREE. If not, it would've been in the $300 range. That aside, I used all the samples I got and I saw some results, so I filled the prescription. Long story short, I saw no lasting effects. The good about this, there was no burning, peeling, etc. Out of all the acne creams I used, which is a lot over the course of 10-15 years, tazoratene worked best."

   
2.0

AnSF99 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 2, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I've had moderate acne until I was about 15 then it started breaking out severely on my cheeks since I moved to Texas with the weather and hormones started kicking in. Also I was always oily and still am sadly And going to the dermatologist to figure out how to deal with it. I'm now 17 and I never wear makeup and religiously wash my face and use a toner. I went to the dermatologist Recently and they gave me a prescription of Aczone and it cleared my face up in about 1 and a half to 2 months. My face burned, purged, and dried (don't pick!!!!!!!)but it helped. You just have to stick with it and give yourself a Pep talk that it's worth it at the end. I'm am left with a few pimples. it's better than the cystic outbreaks and clogged pores I had."

   
10

Summer Girl (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 27, 2016

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Aczone (dapsone) for Acne: "I am a male in his late twenties and have struggled with mild acne for over 15 years. I have used, benzo proxide, exfoliants, tea tree oil, low GI diet, no skin touching and many other tools without consistent success. I have been using Aczone for 10 days and have had amazing results. I have had very few new spots appear on my face and when they do only last for 2-3 days. My pores felt clogged after application the first few days, but have adjusted to the texture. The anti-inflammation really reduced the redness in my face and gives me a nice even tone. Azcone has clearly made an impact on me having clear skin. I’ll follow up with status updates as my skin progresses."

   
10

Dan316 July 26, 2016

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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 $$!"

   
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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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