Soolantra Cream (Ivermectin) from Maple Leaf Medications.
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What is Soolantra used for?
Soolantra, with the generic name ivermectin, is a topical medication indicated to treat inflammatory lesions of rosacea. Rosacea is a type of adult acne that causes redness, swelling, and pimples. It can be taken alone or in conjunction with other medications.
This is available in Soolantra 1% Cream in 30g and 60g tube.
How does Soolantra work?
Although the mechanism of action of this particular cream is unknown, this topical acne agent works by increasing the permeability of some cell membranes to chloride ions which results in cell hyperpolarization. It then leads to paralysis and the death of parasites. It is also an agonist of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which disrupts the GABA-mediated central nervous system transmission.
How to use Soolantra
Read the medication information leaflet that comes with the product before using it. Do not use this cream if you have not fully understood the drug information and instructions written in the guide. If you need further medical advice or have queries regarding this treatment, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Note that this topical medication must only be applied to the face. Start by cleaning the affected area using a mild cleanser or soap and then pat dry. Dispense a pea-size amount and apply it to the affected area. Spread it evenly and smoothly. Do not forget to wash your hands right after application.
Remember to use this drug regularly and at the same time each day for the best results. This is usually prescribed once a day. Do not use this cream more often or in large amounts because it will not improve your condition but could rather increase the risk of adverse effects.
Soolantra Side Effects
Common side effects
- Skin redness
- Stinging sensation on the affected area
- Dry skin
For the most part, the side effects caused by this topical cream are mild and will disappear even without intervention. If the adverse reactions persist or worsen, it may be necessary to consult your doctor again or contact any healthcare professional. You must also report severe side effects, such as eye redness or eye irritation.
Before using this topical medication, you should disclose your full medical history to your physician. This includes any history of skin allergy or other skin diseases. Certain conditions may affect how your body will respond to this treatment. You must also talk about all the prescription drugs and nonprescription drugs you are using, for they might have drug interactions with ivermectin.
You must be watchful for an allergic reaction while on this treatment. Do not use this cream if you have a known allergy to any Soolantra ingredients, such as ivermectin (active ingredient) and its inactive contents. Signs of hypersensitivity response are skin rashes, itching, swelling of the face, severe dizziness, and breathing trouble. This is considered a medical emergency. Therefore, seek emergency medical help immediately when this occurs.
Limit your exposure to the sun while on this topical treatment. Although the medication itself does not make you sensitive to the sun, sun exposure is a known trigger to rosacea. Wear sunscreen when going outdoors.
There are still no definitive clinical trials to tell whether this topical cream could pose a danger to unborn babies and breastfed children. With this, pregnant and breastfeeding moms must use this medication only if clearly needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Soolantra (ivermectin) cream effective for rosacea?
Soolantra before and after results of patients using this cream shows that it is indeed effective.
Can I use rosacea for acne?
Physicians only prescribe Soolantra for rosacea.
When is the best time to apply Soolantra cream?
You may apply this cream any time or depending on the advice of your doctor.
Does Soolantra Cream cause purge?
Clinical trials show that Soolantra purge is unlikely while on this treatment.
Can I buy this medication over the counter?
This is not an OTC medication. You need a valid prescription to purchase this cream.
Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Soolantra Cream (Ivermectin). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Soolantra Cream (Ivermectin).