Dapsone 5% Gel: A New Option in Topical Therapy for Acne

Jerry Tan, MD, FRCPC


Skin Therapy Letter. 2012;17(8):1-3. 

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Dapsone 5% gel is a novel option in Canada for treating acne vulgaris that may be operating via anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Efficacy in acne has been demonstrated in phase 3 and long-term studies. It has undergone rigorous evaluation for safety with no evidence of increased hemolytic risk even in G6PD-deficient patients.