This medication is an antibiotic-free, 1% Ivermectin cream medication, used to treat bumps and blemishes associated with rosacea, a chronic skin condition that occurs on the face. Doctors normally prescribe Soolantra for rosacea since this drug works to treat the inflammation of lesions and other symptoms associated with said disease.
What is Soolantra used for?
- Soolantra is used to treat rosacea which causes redness, swelling, pimples, blushing or flushing, and visible blood vessels in the face. Ivermectin may help lessen symptoms caused by rosacea. This is also used as an off-label treatment for adult acne.
Soolantra Before and After
- Certain researchers monitored cases of inflammatory lesions that patients had before and after the study. Results showed that inflammatory lesions in the Soolantra group decreased by around 65%, compared with a nearly 42% decrease for those in the placebo group.
- Another study showed 27% had fewer bumps and blemishes in as early as two weeks of treatment and 75% fewer by 12 weeks. More than 70% of those who were under year-long treatment were almost clear of symptoms.
- This drug comes with an additional patient leaflet and usage instructions. If you have any concerns about this information, talk to your pharmacist.
- Consult your doctor if you need any clarifications on how to use this medicine.
- Wash hands thoroughly before and after using this drug.
- Clean and dry thoroughly the afflicted area before application
- Apply a modest dose of medication to the afflicted region and gently massage into the skin until it is completely absorbed.
Soolantra Side Effects
Although all drugs have the potential to create side effects, many people experience none or very minor ones. If any of the following common side effects continues or becomes troublesome, see your doctor
- Skin discomfort and mild burning at the application location.
Seek medical attention immediately if any of the following SEVERE side effects occur:
- Severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, trouble breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, cheeks, lips, or tongue); severe or persistent burning at the application site; severe or persistent skin irritation
- This drug should not get into your eyes, nose, mouth, or genital area. If the medicine comes in contact in any of these areas, wash thoroughly with water.
- Ingestion of this drug may cause injury. If accidentally taken by mouth, call your local poison control center or immediately go to the nearest emergency hospital.
Frequently Asked Questions
-Soolantra Purge –Is this another side effect when using this cream?
Clinical studies of Soolantra showed that skin purge was not noted as a side effect. Skin purging is a condition wherein the body sheds dead skin cells more quickly than usual.
-What are Soolantra Ingredients?
Ivermectin is the active component of Soolantra Cream.