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    Default Soolantra (Ivermectin Cream 1%) has been announced

    As predicted, Galderma has announced that their Ivermectin based treatment will be known as Soolantra.

    Soolantra was previously known as CD5024.

    Galderma Receives FDA Approval of Novel Treatment Option for Rosacea Patients

    Soolantra® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% found to be well tolerated with powerful results seen as early as two weeks

    FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galderma Laboratories, L.P. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Soolantra® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% for the once-daily topical treatment of inflammatory lesions, or bumps and pimples, of rosacea. Rosacea is a common, but often misunderstood, skin disorder affecting 16 million Americans, predominantly women, ages 30 and older. Although the cause of rosacea is unknown, research suggests that there are multiple triggers for the inflammation associated with the condition, including sun, alcohol, spicy food and exercise. Recent studies have further solidified that generally harmless microscopic Demodex mites may also be a culprit. These mites are normal inhabitants of everyone’s skin, but may appear in greater numbers on the faces of people with rosacea.

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    Wow this looks like the topical treatment that treats demodex-induced rosacea. You can buy Ivermectin without a prescription: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/...g=en&region=US and then dissolve it at 1 to 5 in propylene glycol. You need a local chem lab supply store though, as Sigma Aldrich doesn’t sell directly to ordinary consumers.

    Someone should try this. I don’t have rosacea but if anyone wants to try Ivermectin and can’t find a local chem lab supply store, send me a PM and we’ll work out the details so I can buy Ivermectin for you and mail it to you. TCS sells Ivermectin all over the US and Canada too, if you want to buy locally.

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    Default Soolantra (Ivermectin Cream 1%) availability in Canada ??

    Hi, I'm affected with rosacea on my face since around 7 years.
    The diagnosis came out 2 years ago from my dermato.
    I tried lots of different cream treatments like Metrogel, Finacea, Aczone etc.. to name a few
    without success. These creams even could some times worsenen my skin problems ..
    My dermato spoke to me about a new promissing treatment called
    Soolantra (Ivermectin Cream 1%) who should be good for me.
    The problem is that I live inQuebec City, Canada and it looks
    like that product has been approved in USA only so far (or is it ?)
    Is there a way for me to order that cream in Canada ?
    Thanks
    J-Pierre Desrochers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpdesroc View Post
    Hi, I'm affected with rosacea on my face since around 7 years.
    The diagnosis came out 2 years ago from my dermato.
    I tried lots of different cream treatments like Metrogel, Finacea, Aczone etc.. to name a few
    without success. These creams even could some times worsenen my skin problems ..
    My dermato spoke to me about a new promissing treatment called
    Soolantra (Ivermectin Cream 1%) who should be good for me.
    The problem is that I live inQuebec City, Canada and it looks
    like that product has been approved in USA only so far (or is it ?)
    Is there a way for me to order that cream in Canada ?
    Thanks
    J-Pierre Desrochers
    Soolantra has only JUST been announced as approved by the FDA so will become available during the next weeks and months.

    Canada's approval will no doubt follow during 2015.

    You will need a prescription from a US Doctor filled in a US pharmacy to get Soolantra.

    If nothing has worked so far then it will be interesting to see if Soolantra can help. Please remember it is only for the lump and bumps of rosacea.

    all the best,
    dp.
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    Hi David,

    According to your answer in another forum, you wrote that Soolantra won't be benefic for redness (without P&P). Do we have more feedback now from testers?

    I see a article which explains that indirectly demodex gives redness:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25449254

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    Reviews of Soolantra are only slowly coming online now (which is not surprising) so the actual answer to your question is still unknown.

    There may be some benefit to redness if that redness is linked to a reduction in papules and pustules. This was not the officially measured during the trials so any benefit will be a bonus, but not guaranteed.

    By comparison you might get the same side effect benefit from metrogel, finacea, oral antibiotics, or some other way you reduce papules & pustules.
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    Newbie with my first post; probably won't make many. Husband (age 60) had 2 biopsies for bumps that started near his eyebrows about 6 months ago. He has a history of Lymphoma (not curable but manageable) for the last 5 years. 2 separate biopsies indicated benign (love that word) but the first one said "insect bite reaction" and that area had a large amount of lymphocytes (white blood cells). This was disconcerting due to Lymphoma (blood cancer) Our general practitioner had said use OC cortisone. In 24 hours, bumps went from 4 to 20. Due to history of cancer, we went to first dermatologist (3 weeks until appointment) who did a biopsy and sent him out the door with prescription cortisone. Next day, again, 10 fold amount of bumps. I thought he was allergic to cortisone. I had had him use nominal amount of OC legit 9% glycolic acid which had reduced the redness and the bumps and the first dermatologist barely had a bump to take a biopsy. The first biopsy stated "The histologic features are suggestive of insect bite reaction. The lymphohistiocytic infiltrate is interpreted as reactive infiltrate." Doc prescribed Westcort Cream and to see him in 6 weeks. Husband wasn't happy so we sought second opinion and a dermatologist he felt more comfortable with. Second dermatologist did a second biopsy with same comments. This time 2 specialists reviewed the results as the pathologist was reviewing the biopsy.
    They were all perplexed! Thorough exam, top pathologist and consult with husband's oncologist. Husband was prescribed minocycline. Today (3 weeks later), the inflammation was down 80 percent but with 2 new bumps forming, again eyebrow area.

    On my advice I had husband ask dermatologist if he was of the mindset that it could be demodex mites. "Funny you should ask" Doc said. That was his thinking and course of treatment based on what he would find at today's appointment.
    He was prescribed Ivermectin 1% (sample tubes net weight 2 grams). Made in Canada!! He says this stuff works! We are blessed that husband does not have a severe case but his immune deficiency made us take prompt action. I love the
    age of internet and Google but everything with a grain of salt. I found the following link about the drug in Canada. It may be called something else in Canada. Link below. Hope this information helps someone in the future.

    https://rosacea-support.org/soolantr...in-canada.html

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