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Have he used topical retinoid (Avita, Retin-A, Differin, Tazorac, Avage), topical antibiotics (Benzaclin, Duac, Acanya, Benzamycin), or topical dapsone (Aczone)?
Dapsone is known to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Dapson is most effective when combined with a topical retinoid. Acutane is very effective. The most serious potential side effects include ulcerative colitis, an increased risk of depression and suicide. He will need to be closely monitored during being treated with this drug.
Yes, I recommend them together. He can use them at the same time.