Soolantra (Ivermectin) Cream 45g

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About Soolantra (Ivermectin) Cream 45g
  1. What is Soolantra cream?

    Soolantra is a cream that contains the active ingredient ivermectin, which is a medicine that belongs to the avermectin family of drugs. It is typically prescribed to treat parasite infections.

    Soolantra cream is used to reduce the pimples and spots that are associated with rosacea. Although there is no direct cure for rosacea, Soolantra cream usually improves symptoms.

    You can only buy Soolantra cream on prescription. 

    What is Soolantra (ivermectin) cream used to treat?

    When applied topically as a cream, Soolantra is used to treat rosacea and is effective at reducing some of the most common symptoms associated with this skin condition such as redness, swelling and pimples.

    Why is Soolantra recommended for rosacea?

    Ivermectin has been used since 1981 and is featured on the World Health Organisation's List of Essential Medicines.

    Clinical studies have shown this medicine to be effective, safe, and well-tolerated, meaning the risk of side effects are minimal. 

    Soolantra should be applied once daily for up to 4 months (16 weeks), the treatment should be discontinued if there has been no improvement after 3 months (12 weeks). The study also reported that 69% of people rated their improvement of symptoms as excellent or good.

    How does Soolantra cream treat rosacea?

    Soolantra's active ingredient, ivermectin, is an antiparasitic agent and works to kill parasites like demodex mites, which are associated with skin inflammation and rosacea symptoms.

    Although the exact mechanism of action of ivermectin when treating Rosacea is not known, it is believed that its anti-inflammatory and anti-parasitic properties help to relieve the physical symptoms caused by rosacea.

    The same study also found that Ivermectin was significantly more effective when compared to other topical treatments for rosacea such as Metronidazole cream. Ivermectin was found to be more effective in improving the quality of life and reducing inflammatory skin lesions in patients.

    It should be consistently applied each day, although you only need to use a pea-sized amount.

    Soolantra before and after results

    You can find a number of Soolantra before and after pictures on the official manufacturer’s website.

    Who can use Soolantra Cream?

    Soolantra is not suitable for everyone.

    This medicine should not be used by anyone who is under the age of 18.

    Do not use Soolantra if you are allergic to ivermectin or any of the other ingredients contained in this medication (please refer to the ingredients tab for full details).

    Due to misinformation surrounding Ivermectin in the treatment of Covid-19, Ivermectin should not be taken or used as a treatment option for Covid-19. There is no evidence to suggest that Ivermectin can be used in the treatment of Covid-19

    Can you buy Soolantra cream over the counter?

    Soolantra is a prescription only medicine, there is no over the counter alternative of soolantra cream that is available to buy. You need to have this treatment prescribed by a doctor or pharmacist.

    Can you buy Soolantra (Ivermectin) cream online in the UK?

    Yes, you can buy Soolantra (ivermectin) cream online from most UK pharmacies. Soolantra is a prescription only medicine, so you will need to complete an online health consultation with a doctor or healthcare professional, this is so they are able to assess your condition and ensure that Soolantra is the most suitable treatment option for your condition.

    Soolantra alternatives

    There are various treatments that can be used to lessen the symptoms of rosacea. These are also available to order from Medicine Direct after an online consultation and include:

    Other references

  2. Soolantra Indications and Dose

    Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE prescribing guidelines when prescribing Soolantra Cream.

    Always use Soolantra cream exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Read the patient information leaflet before using it and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

    This cream is only to be used by adults over the age of 18. It should also only be used on the face, do not apply it anywhere else on your body.

    The recommended dose is to apply a thin layer of cream once a day. Wash your hands before you apply it.

    How to apply Soolantra cream

    Apply a pea-sized amount to the five areas of the face (forehead, nose, each cheek and chin). Spread the cream thinly across the entire face.

    Avoid contact with the eyes, nostrils, and mouth. Do not swallow the cream. If you get the cream in your eyes, rinse them immediately with clean water.

    Cosmetic products like makeup can be used after Soolantra has dried, but they should not be used before you apply this treatment.

    How long Soolantra takes to work will vary from person to person. Your doctor or pharmacist will advise you as to how long you should use this cream. Many people start to notice an improvement in their rosacea symptoms after four weeks.

    If you have been using Soolantra for three months and have not noticed any improvement, stop using it and speak to your doctor.

  3. Soolantra Cream side effects

    Like all medications, Soolantra cream can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses it will suffer from them.

    A burning sensation of the skin is a common side effect that may affect up to 1 in 10 users.

    Uncommon side effects may occur in 1 in 100 people:

    • Skin irritation
    • Dry skin
    • Rosacea aggravation (if this happens, speak to your doctor)
    • Itching of the skin

    Speak to your doctor if any of these reactions bother you or do not go away.

    More serious side effects of Soolantra cream include:

    • Facial swelling
    • Inflammation of the skin
    • Skin redness
    • Liver enzyme elevations

    Please read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects. 

  4. Soolantra warnings

    It is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are already using any other prescription or non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements. 

    Read which medicines interact with Soolantra Cream.

    Soolantra cream contains cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, which may cause local skin reactions.

    It also contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), which may cause allergic reactions (these may be delayed allergic reactions). Propylene glycol is also contained in this cream and may cause skin irritation.

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding

    If you are pregnant, you are not advised to use Soolantra cream.

    You should not use Soolantra cream without speaking to your doctor first if you are currently breastfeeding.

    Always read the patient information leaflet for a full list of reasons why Soolantra may not be suitable for you to use. If you are not sure if this medication is safe for you to use, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

  5. Soolantra Ingredients

    The main active ingredient within this medicine is: Ivermectin

    For a full list of the inactive ingredients, please read the Summary of Product Characteristics.

  6. How much does it cost to buy Soolantra Cream online in the UK?

    Dosage Quantity Buy online UK price
    Soolantra 10mg cream 1 x 30g tube £32.99
    Soolantra 10mg cream 2 x 30g tube £59.99
  7. What is Soolantra (Ivermectin) used for?

    Soolantra cream is used to treat some of the most common symptoms associated with Rosacea. When applied as a cream it reduces redness, swelling, pimples and inflammation of the skin.

    How does Soolantra cream work?

    Soolantra contains the active ingredient, ivermectin, which is an antiparasitic agent and works to kill parasites that cause inflammation, redness and swelling of the skin. All of which are symptoms of rosacea.

    How long does Soolantra/Ivermectin cream take to work?

    You should begin to see improvements to your symptoms after 12 weeks of using Soolantra. If there has been no improvement in your symptoms within 3 months of using this product, the treatment should be discontinued.

    How should I apply Soolantra?

    Wash the affected area and once dry apply a thin layer with your finger tips to five areas of the face (forehead, nose, both cheeks and chin). Ensure that the cream is thoroughly rubbed in and avoid contact with the eyes, nostrils and mouth.

    How long will I need to take Soolantra for?

    You will typically be prescribed Soolantra cream for 4 months, however if there has been no improvement to your symptoms after 3 months, your doctor is likely to discontinue your treatment and find another alternative.

    Is it safe to use Soolantra cream for a long time?

    Ivermectin cream has been shown to be safe and effective when used as a long term treatment option for Rosacea. Studies have shown Ivermectin to be safe for up to 52 weeks of treatment.

    Will my Rosacea return if I stop using it?

    If you stop using your treatment it is possible that your symptoms may return. It is important to continue using this product for the duration of your treatment length. Do not stop using the treatment unless advised by your doctor.

    How often should I apply soolantra?

    Soolantra should be applied once daily, or as directed by your doctor.

    When should I apply soolantra?

    Soolantra cream can be applied in the morning or night.

    Can I wear makeup whilst using Soolantra?

    Yes, you can wear makeup when using Soolantra. However makeup should be applied only after Soolantra has been applied and fully dried on the skin.

    Is Soolantra a steroid?

    No, the active ingredient Ivermectic is an antiparasitic medicine, not a steroid.

    How much is Soolantra cream to buy in the UK?

    Prices start from £32.99 for 1 tube of cream, a maximum of 2 tubes can be purchased.

Medically reviewed byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 30/06/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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