Dapsone 7.5% gel (Aczone®) is indicated for the once-daily topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients aged ≥12 years. Dapsone is a sulfone antibacterial with anti-inflammatory actions, which are thought to be largely responsible for its efficacy in treating acne vulgaris.
Reducing the dosing frequency of topical acne treatments to once daily may improve adherence. Objective: Evaluate pharmacokinetics (PK), safety, and tolerability of 3 formulations of once-daily dapsone gel, 7.5% and of twice-daily dapsone gel, 5% over 28 days in patients with moderate acne vulgaris.
Topical dapsone gel is a sulfone antibiotic approved for acne treatment. No microbiology studies were conducted during dapsone gel clinical trials and it is unclear whether 1) dapsone has antimicrobial activity that may be of clinical relevance in dermatology and 2) dapsone could affect the normal microbiome of facial skin where it is most commonly applied. This study assessed the in vitro activity of dapsone versus Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial pathogens obtained from patients with infections.
Efficacy and Safety of Once-Daily Dapsone Gel, 7.5% for Treatment of Adolescents and Adults With Acne Vulgaris: Second of Two Identically Designed, Large, Multicenter, Randomized, Vehicle-Controlled Trials
The study objective was to assess the efficacy and safety, compared with vehicle, of acne treatment with a recently FDA-approved, once-daily formulation of dapsone gel, 7.5%, with a 50% greater concentration of dapsone.
Acne and rosacea are common conditions seen every day by dermatologists. This review will discuss the most recent therapeutic options for patients with these conditions. Specifically, for acne, there will be a discussion of the use of isotretinoin at higher cumulative doses as well as a new formulation of isotretinoin, isotretinoin-lidose.
Although acne is not an infectious disease, oral antibiotics have remained a mainstay of treatment over the last 40 years. The anti-inflammatory properties of oral antibiotics, particularly the tetracyclines, are efficacious in treating inflammatory acne lesions. Common prescribing practices in Dermatology exert significant selection pressure on bacteria, contributing to the development of antibiotic resistance.
Actress, producer and model Kate Bosworth is the new face of Allergan plc’s ACZONE® (dapsone) Gel, 7.5%. ACZONE® Gel, 7.5% is a once-a-day prescription topical treatment for acne in patients 12 years of age and older. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in February 2016.
Efficacy and Safety of Once-Daily Dapsone Gel, 7.5% for Treatment of Adolescents and Adults With Acne Vulgaris: First of Two Identically Designed, Large, Multicenter, Randomized, Vehicle-controlled Trials
The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of a new, once-daily formulation of dapsone gel, 7.5%, with a 50% higher dapsone concentration, versus vehicle over 12 weeks in patients with acne.
Once-daily topical dapsone gel 7.5% for acne vulgaris: Pooled efficacy and safety data from two pivotal studies
New, once-daily dapsone gel 7.5% (DAP) was developed to simplify topical antiinflammatory acne treatment relative to twice-daily Aczone® Gel 5%. Pooled data from 2 identically designed, randomized, double-blind, vehicle (VEH)-controlled pivotal studies of DAP for acne assessed overall safety and efficacy of once-daily DAP treatment.
The FDA’s approval of Allergan plc’s Aczone Gel, 7.5% as a once-daily topical treatment for patients with acne was a recent development reported on Healio.com/Dermatology. Other recent developments included research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting on acne treatment and the public’s misconceptions of patients with acne.