Dapsone Gel

Dapsone Gel contains an active ingredient Dapsone belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfones with anti-inflammatory immunosuppressive properties as well as antibacterial and antibiotic properties.
Dapsone Gel is used to treat acne. It helps decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and helps pimples that do develop to heal more quickly. It works by decreasing swelling (inflammation) and stopping the growth of bacteria.
Used for treatment of acne vulgaris.
What Is Acne?
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.There's a reason it's called "common acne" -- nearly everyone suffers from a pimple outbreak at some point in life.It starts when greasy secretions from the skin's sebaceous glands (oil glands) plug the tiny openings for hair follicles (clogged pores). If the openings remain open, the clogs take the form of blackheads: small, flat spots with dark centers. If the openings are closed, the clogs take the form of whiteheads: small, flesh-colored bumps. Both types of clogged pores can develop into swollen, tender inflammations or pimples or deeper lumps or nodules.
Acne commonly starts during puberty between the ages of 10 and 13 and tends to be worse in people with oily skin. It is not gender specific , although teenage boys tend to have the most severe cases.
What Causes Acne?
In acne, the glands begin to produce too much sebum. The excess sebum mixes with dead skin cells and both substances form a plug in the follicle. If the plugged follicle is close to the surface of the skin, it bulges outwards, creating a whitehead.
The cause of acne is not fully understood. Though stress can aggravate acne, it clearly does not cause it. Bacteria. Excess sebum clogs the openings to hair follicles -- especially those on the face, neck, chest, and back. Bacteria grow in these clogged follicles. This makes blackheads or whiteheads, also known as ''comedones,'' form on the skin's surface. Sometimes, this clogging causes the follicle wall to break under the pressure of this buildup. When this happens, sebum leaks into nearby tissues and forms a pustule or a papule -- this is called inflammatory acne. Larger, tender pustules are called nodules.
Other triggers for acne may include stress, smoking, drugs, cosmetic products such as moisturizers, and seasonaAcne has many subtypes. Acne neonatorum and acne infantum occasionally affect newborns and infants, usually boys. A pimply rash appears on the face and usually clears within weeks with no lasting effect. However, acne infantum may last longer, be more severe, and cause scarring.l factors.
The symptoms of acne are
  1. Persistent, recurrent red spots or swelling on the skin, generally known as pimples; the swelling may become inflamed and fill with pus. They typically appear on the face, chest, shoulders and/or neck, or upper portion of the back
  2. Dark spots with open pores at the center (blackheads)
  3. Tiny white bumps under the skin that have no obvious opening (whiteheads)
  4. Red swellings or lumps (known as papules) that are visibly filled with pus
  5. Nodules or lumps under the skin that are inflamed, fluid-filled, and often tender; these nodules may become as large as an inch across
Acne Vulgaris
Acne vulgaris is the medical name for common acne - the presence of blackheads, whiteheads, and other types of pimples on the skin. The most common spots for breakouts are the face, chest, shoulders, and back. Although mild acne may improve with over-the-counter treatments, more severe forms should be treated by a dermatologist. Unique feature Dual-action mechanism offering superior efficacy over traditional single - action acne treatments.
The mechanism of action of dapsone gel in treating acne vulgaris is not known.Dapsone acts against bacteria and protozoa in the same way as sulphonamides, that is by inhibiting the synthesis of dihydrofolic acid through competition with para-amino-benzoate for the active site of dihydropteroate synthetase. The anti-inflammatory action of the drug is unrelated to its antibacterial action and is still not fully understood.

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.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.milk feeding mothers consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
  • Keep out of reach of the children
Skin redness, peeling, oiliness, or dryness may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your doctor 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.
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.
  1. Wash your hands before and after applying this medication.
  2. Gently clean the affected skin with a mild/soapless cleanser and pat dry.
  3. Apply a small amount of medication (about the size of a pea) in a thin layer to the affected areas of skin as directed by your doctor.
  4. This medication is usually used once or twice a day. Rub it gently. Be careful to avoid the eyes and lip area.
  5. Use this medication on the skin only. Do not apply to the inside of the mouth/nose or in or around the groin/vaginal area. If medication gets into your eyes accidently flush with large amounts of water. Call your doctor if eye irritation develops. Wash your hands after using the medication to avoid accidentally getting it in your eyes.
    Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse after 12 weeks.
  6. Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.