Soolantra is a medical cream that can be applied topically (to the skin) for a range of skin issues. This medication contains the active ingredient Ivermectin. Ivermectin is a drug used in various treatments. More information

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Soolantra is a kind of cream-based medication used for the treatment of rosacea and similar issues. This medication includes the active ingredient ivermectin. This medication is available on prescription and may also be given for certain skin problems in tablet form.  

What is Soolantra? 

Soolantra is a medical cream that can be applied topically (to the skin) for a range of skin issues. This medication contains the active ingredient Ivermectin. Ivermectin is a drug used in various treatments. Depending on your condition, your doctor may prescribe you this substance in its generic form, which is also available as a lotion or a tablet that you can take on a regular basis.  

Soolantra as a cream may help to reduce the aesthetic symptoms of various skin conditions like red spots on the face, or visible veins in the surface of the skin. Your doctor or consultant will need to assess your condition carefully before deciding whether this treatment is right for you.  

If you are given Soolantra then it may be offered as part of a combination treatment which could include other solutions to soothe the skin, such as various lotions, creams, or gels. If you are given multiple creams or topical substances to apply at the same time, make sure that you ask your doctor how long to wait between applications of each medication.  

When is Soolantra used? 

Soolantra’s active ingredient, Ivermectin is used for the treatment of a range of conditions, however the cream is intended for the treatment of certain kinds of skin conditions, including rosacea.  

Rosacea is a condition that is often referred to as adult acne. It can cause a range of side effects that are irritating and upsetting to patients, including visible veins on the surface of the skin, red spots around the face, usually on the nose, chin, forehead, and cheeks, and blemishes or bumps. Some people also experience a burning sensation or itching in their skin.  

Soolantra can help to eliminate the side effects of rosacea, reducing redness, and helping to calm the signs of inflammation. Your doctor or consultant may recommend using this medication regularly, or they may ask you to switch to a different kind of treatment when the initial symptoms have begun to calm down.  

How do you use Soolantra? 

Before you start using a new medication, it is important to read the instructions provided in your patient leaflet carefully. The leaflet included with medications is designed to give you information on how to take your drugs and other substances safely, while reducing the risk of side effects.  

Make sure that you read your leaflet carefully every time you get a new dose of Soolantra, and whenever you get a repeat prescription. This medication is only to be used topically, and on the face. If you have issues on other patches of skin around your body, you may need to use Soolantra in combination with another treatment.  

Before applying Soolantra, clean the affected area with a soap-free or mild soap cleanser. Pat the skin dry to avoid irritating it, and make sure that you have clean hands before you begin the application. Apply the medication to the areas of your face that need to be treated according to the instructions given by your doctor. 

Avoid washing your face immediately after applying this medication, and don’t have a shower or bath immediately. Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, or in the mucus membranes in your nose. If you get Soolantra into your eyes, nose or mouth, then wash the cream away with plenty of luke-warm water.  

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying Soolantra, and make sure that you use the medication regularly to get the best benefit from it. To help you remember to take the right amount of Soolantra each day, it might be useful to set an alarm.  

What dosages are there? 

Soolantra is generally given in the form of a full tube of cream. Your doctor or consultant will advise you on how much of this substance that you should use. In most cases, a small amount of medication, often around the size of a pea will be recommended for use on the face each day. You might need to use a pea sized amount on every area of skin, including the forehead, cheek, nose, and chin.  

It is important that you do not use more Soolantra than is necessary. Applying large amounts of this medication to your skin will not increase your chances of overcoming the symptoms of rosacea faster. However, if you do use large amounts of Soolantra, then you could have a higher chance of suffering from side effects.  

It may take several weeks before you begin to notice the benefits of Soolantra. However, if you have used this medication for a few weeks and the problem doesn’t seem to be getting better, or may appear to be getting worse, tell a doctor.  

The dose that you are asked to take will depend on a number of factors, including your medical background and your condition. Usually, Soolantra is not recommended for children under the age of 18.  

What are the side effects of Soolantra? 

Soolantra, like other medications, can sometimes cause side effects alongside its intended effects. Remember that your doctor or consultant will have only recommended this medication to you after considering the risks and benefits to you. It should be safe for you to take Soolantra.  

Reading the medical leaflet included with Soolantra will give you a better overview of some of the potential side effects that you might encounter. The most common side effects to Soolantra happen when your skin is getting used to the cream. These issues usually abate on their own over time.  

Soolantra can cause feelings of itching and dry skin when you first apply it, often on the areas where Soolantra has been applied. You might also experience some burning or tingling.  

If you suffer from these side effects consistently, or they appear to be getting worse, speak to a doctor about whether you should continue taking Soolantra. A very serious allergic reaction to this medication is unlikely. However, you should seek medical attention immediately if you notice any signs of an allergic response.  

An allergic reaction to Soolantra might lead to trouble breathing, dizziness, swelling around your mouth or throat, or a rash and itching.  

This is not a full list of all the possible side effects that might occur when taking Soolantra. Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns and contact a medical professional if you notice any unusual reactions after taking this medication.  

When shouldn’t you use Soolantra? 

Soolantra is generally considered to be a safe treatment for the problem of rosacea in adults. It should not be used by children under the age of 18 unless recommended otherwise by a doctor. Before you begin using Soolantra, it is important to answer any questions that your doctor or consultant might have about your condition and your medical history.  

Do not use Soolantra if you are allergic to it or the active ingredient ivermectin. Make sure that your doctor or consultant is also aware of any other allergies that you might have. Soolantra can contain other inactive ingredients that may also be responsible for causing an allergic reaction.  

Before taking Soolantra, tell your doctor about your medical history, particularly if you suffer from liver disease. You should also make sure that all surgeons and doctors are aware that you are using Soolantra before you undergo any treatment.  

During pregnancy, Soolantra should only be used when it is deemed necessary by a medical professional. Your doctor may wish to suggest other forms of treatment. It is known that the tablet version of this medication can pass into breast milk. It’s not certain if cream versions of Soolantra can pass into breast milk. Speak to a doctor before you continue with nursing when using Soolantra.  

Does Soolantra interact with other medications? 

Interactions between different medications can sometimes cause one or more of your treatments to act differently or work in a different way. It is important to keep a complete list of all the medications that you are using that you can share with your consultant or doctor before you begin a new treatment.  

Before taking Soolantra, make sure that your doctor or consultant knows about all of the medicines that you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs, prescriptions, and herbal remedies. Ask your doctor how long you need to wait between using Soolantra and other medications that are applied topically. You may also need to be cautious about applying Soolantra with lotions.  

Where can you buy Soolantra? 

Soolantra is available to purchase offline and online from reputable pharmacies. However, you will need to ensure that this is the right treatment for you first.  

Can I get Soolantra without a prescription? 

Soolantra is only available at this time with a prescription. Do not take Soolantra without speaking to a doctor or a medical consultant to find out if it is the right treatment for you first.  

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Soolantra, (2020) ROSACEA AND SOOLANTRA® (IVERMECTIN) CREAM, 1% Q&A, Retrieved March 14th 2020 from: 

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Dr Imran Malik, General practitioner
Registration number: GMC: 4741365

Dr Imran Malik studied undergraduate medicine at King's College University in Central London and clinical studies at the prestigious King's College Hospital. He graduated with a MBBS degree in 2000 and went on to gain postgraduate memberships with the Royal Society of Medicine and also General Practice in 2006.