Ivermectin topical is prescribed for the management of a specific dermatological condition known as rosacea, which is characterized as a form of adult acne. Ivermectin is employed to alleviate the symptoms associated with rosacea, including redness, inflammation, and the presence of pustules.
Uses and Dosage
This medication is intended solely for facial use. Begin by cleansing the affected facial area with a mild soap or a soap-free cleanser, and gently pat it dry. Administer this medication precisely to the affected facial regions in accordance with your physician’s instructions, typically once a day. Use a pea-sized amount for each facial region influenced by the condition, such as the forehead, chin, nose, and each cheek. Ensure even and smooth distribution of the cream in a thin layer. After application, thoroughly wash your hands.
Exercise caution to prevent this medication from coming into contact with your eyes, inner nasal passages, or lips. In the event of accidental contact, promptly rinse the affected area with an ample amount of cool water.
Consistently use this medication to maximize its therapeutic benefits. To aid in adherence, administer it at the same time each day.
Avoid the temptation to use excessive quantities or apply the product more frequently than directed. Doing so will not expedite the resolution of your condition and could potentially heighten the risk of experiencing side effects. It may take several weeks of continuous use before discerning the effects of this medication. Should your condition fail to improve or worsen, promptly inform your doctor.
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:
- red, swollen, itchy, irritated, or teary eyes
- dry skin
- burning feeling on the skin
Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:
- itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
- severe dizziness
- trouble breathing
Prior to commencing the use of ivermectin cream, inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist about any known allergies you may have, including allergies to ivermectin itself or any other allergens. It’s worth noting that this product may contain inactive components that have the potential to trigger allergic reactions or other adverse effects.
Before initiating this medication, provide your doctor or pharmacist with a complete medical history.
When it comes to using this medication during pregnancy, it should be employed only when the benefits clearly outweigh the potential risks. Engage in a detailed discussion with your healthcare provider to assess the risks and benefits thoroughly.
It remains uncertain whether ivermectin cream enters breast milk. As a precautionary measure, consult your doctor before proceeding with breastfeeding.
Form and Strength
Soolantra Cream is available in the following forms and strengths:
Soolantra Cream cream:
Is Soolantra a steroid cream?
No, Soolantra is not a steroid. Soolantra contains ivermectin 1% cream, a macrocyclic lactone that has been reported to have anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory actions.
How quickly does Soolantra work?
Soolantra can provide visible relief from symptoms in just two weeks.