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Soolantra Cream

Skincare medication

Soolantra is a topical preparation used to treat the inflammation caused by rosacea (papulopustular) in adults.

Medication effect duration

Soolantra cream is applied once daily for up to 4 months. Courses can be repeated.

Skin treatment

Wash hands immediately after application. Soolantra cream should only be applied to the face.

Active Ingredients

Each gram of Soolantra cream contains 10mg of ivermectin.

For a full list of excipients click here.

How much does Soolantra cost?

Soolantra medication pack

Packs and prices

Prescription included
Prescription included

What condition can Soolantra cream be used for?

Soolantra cream is used to treat the inflammatory lesions caused by rosacea in adult patients.

How to use Soolantra cream

Soolantra cream is applied once daily for up to 4 months. Courses can be repeated.

Patients should apply a small pea sized amount of the cream to each of the following areas -

  • Forehead
  • Chin
  • Nose
  • Each cheek

Ensure the entire face is covered with a thin layer of the cream, making sure to avoid the eyes, mouth and inside of the nose. Wash hands immediately after application. Soolantra cream should only be applied to the face.

Cosmetic products can be used following application of Soolantra, but the cream must be allowed to dry first.

Who cannot use Soolantra cream

The safety and efficacy profile of Soolantra cream has not been established in those under the age of 18 and therefore should not be used in this patient group.

You should not use Soolantra cream if you are allergic or sensitive to the active ingredient or any of the excipients.

For a full list of contraindication and cautions, click here.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

There is little to no data available of the safety profile of Soolantra in pregnant females. Oral studies in animals have shown teratogenic effects. Although the systemic absorption from topical preparations in humans is not likely to cause harm, the cream is not indicated for pregnant females.

Following oral administration, ivermectin is excreted into breast milk. Concentrations in human milk following topical administration have not been established. A theoretical risk to a breastfed child cannot be excluded. The decision to treat should be based on whether the risks of not treating outweigh the benefits of breastfeeding the child (in which case breastfeeding should stop and treatment started).

Side effects

Like all medication, Soolantra cream can sometimes cause patients to experience unwanted side effects. These do not happen to everyone, but common side effects include -

  • Burning feeling on the skin
  • Local irritation of the skin
  • Itching of the skin
  • Dry skin
  • Localised allergic reactions, such as redness, inflammation, etc.

Click here for the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.

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