Getting an acne flare up from your rosacea can be frustrating, but at least it’s treatable. If you need to treat an acne rosacea flare up, Soolantra is a great choice. It is around 75% effective, with 40% of people using it seeing close to no symptoms after treatment.
If you’d like to treat your acne rosacea with Soolantra, place an order with us and your online doctor will check to see if the treatment is right for you. If it is, we’ll post your order to your door.
To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a suitable treatment.
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Soolantra is especially effective in the treatment of papulopustular (acne) rosacea. If you know you have this type of rosacea, Soolantra may be a good treatment option to consider.
Clinical trials have shown that Soolantra improves symptoms in around 75% of people and completely or almost completely clears symptoms in around 4 in 10 people with rosacea. Many others found that, even though their symptoms do not clear completely, Soolantra improves their rosacea. And, Soolantra has been found to be more effective than metronidazole, which is another medicine commonly used in the treatment of rosacea.
But what is Rosacea? Rosacea is a skin condition with symptoms such as redness, bumps, pimples, thickening of the skin, and inflammation in the eyes. Soolantra has been shown to help with some of these symptoms of inflammation such as redness, bumps, and pimples in the skin. Also, Soolantra kills tiny mites called Demodex. Demodex is normally found on your face, but some people with rosacea have flare-ups when they carry a higher than normal number of Demodex mites.
There are four types of rosacea:
- Erythematotelangiectatic (ETR) - the main symptoms are redness and spider veins on the face.
- Papulopustular (acne) rosacea - the main symptoms are redness, bumps, and pimples.
- Phymatous - the main symptoms are thickening of the skin, causing small nodules.
- Ocular - inflammation which affects parts of the eye and eyelid.
You cannot get Soolantra over-the-counter. This means that a doctor needs to prescribe Soolantra for you to be able to get it. So, there are two ways in which you can get a prescription for Soolantra:
Order online - you can easily book an online consultation with services like ours to get a prescription for Soolantra. When you use our service:
- You can fill in an online questionnaire anytime it’s convenient to you.
- A doctor will review your questionnaire to see whether Soolantra is suitable for you.
- If it is suitable for you, your Soolantra will be sent to you by post to your preferred address.
Go through your GP - you can also make an appointment with your GP to have a consultation about whether Soolantra is suitable for you and get a prescription if your GP approves.
Soolantra 1% is best used to treat papulopustular (acne) rosacea, although it can also improve erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR). If your symptoms of rosacea includes redness, bumps, and pimples, Soolantra may be a good treatment option for you.
Soolantra 1% cream is currently the only dose available. This means that 1% of the cream itself is made up of the active ingredient ivermectin.
Some people need to be cautious when they are using Soolantra. Speak to a doctor if you:
- Have impaired liver function.
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Soolantra should not be used if you are:
- A child or adolescent under the age of 18.
- Allergic to ivermectin or any other ingredient contained in the cream.
Here are the step-by-step instructions for using Soolantra:
- To open the tube, press firmly down on the cap and twist anticlockwise (to the left). Avoid squeezing the tube whilst opening the cap.
- Apply a pea sized amount to your forehead, nose, chin, and both cheeks.
- To close the tube, press firmly down on the cap and twist clockwise (to the right). Avoid squeezing the tube whilst closing the cap.
- Spread Soolantra into a thin layer over the entire face. Take care to avoid areas such as the eyes or inside the nose and mouth.
- Wash your hands immediately after using the cream.
- Wait for Soolantra to dry. Then, you can apply other products to the face (such as moisturizers or makeup) if you normally use these.
Soolantra is only intended to be used on the skin of the face, applied once a day normally in the morning. You need to avoid getting Soolantra on moist body surfaces, such as the eyes or inside the nose and mouth. Soolantra should also not be swallowed.
If you get Soolantra into an area that you shouldn’t, immediately wash the area with plenty of water. If you forget to use Soolantra one day, then just skip the dose and apply the next day as normal. Don’t use extra cream at your next dose to make up for missing a dose.
Only use Soolantra as advised by your prescriber. It is important you keep using your Soolantra, even if it takes a while to see any improvement in your symptoms. You should see improvement after 4 weeks, but if you don’t get the result you want after 3 months of treatment, stop using Soolantra and talk to a doctor.
To get the most out of Soolantra - it’s important to keep up your normal habits to keep your rosacea under control. These might include:
- Having a healthy diet and lifestyle.
- Using facial ointments to soothe the face.
- Keeping your face from getting too warm or too cold.
Yes it can give some people side effects. Some side effect of Soolantra includes:
- A burning feeling on the skin (common - may affect up to 1 in 10 people).
- Irritation, itching, or dry skin (uncommon - may affect up to 1 in 100 people).
- Redness or inflammation of the skin (it is not known how often people get these side effects).
If you get any of these side effects or notice others which are not listed once you start using Soolantra, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
If you get symptoms of an allergic reaction (such as the face feeling hot, a rash, redness, and swelling of the face, lips, or tongue), go to your nearest Accident & Emergency department and tell a doctor that you have been taking Soolantra.
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