Soolantra

(ivermectin)

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Treats rosacea.

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Soolantra (ivermectin) is effective for rosacea, but it can be expensive.

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Quick facts about Soolantra
  • Drug class: infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Soolantra (ivermectin) only needs to be used once a day at bedtime.
  • Most people who use this medication don't have side effects.
  • In studies, Soolantra (ivermectin) has worked better at treating rosacea than other available medications.
  • You can put makeup on after you use Soolantra (ivermectin).
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Downsides

  • Soolantra (ivermectin) can sometimes cause dry and itchy skin and a burning skin sensation.
  • This medication is not available as a generic and is more expensive than some of the other rosacea medications.
  • To get full results of treatment, this medication usually needs to be used for several months.
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How it works

It's not clear how Soolantra (ivermectin) treats rosacea, but it does kill off bacteria that may cause rosacea and it also reduces inflammation and swelling.

Quick facts about Soolantra
  • Drug class: infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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  • Cream
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What to expect when you take Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea

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  • Skin irritation
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Side effect rates for Soolantra (ivermectin)

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Risks and Warnings for Soolantra (ivermectin)

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  • It is rare, but some people get red, dry, and itchy skin after taking Soolantra (ivermectin). If you have these symptoms, talk to your doctor, especially if you develop a high fever and the rash starts to blister.