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    For how long should I use the ivermectin in horse paste (1.8 MLG) instead of Soolantra?

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    Usually it takes twelve weeks for clearance which is the average length. After that a maintenance application is needed since the mites lay eggs and new ones appear. The life span of a mite is 14 days. So new ones are always hatching. You can find out more information on horse paste here. More info on demodex mites here.
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    I've seen a lot of posts about horse paste here and on the Rosacea reddit the past few months and I'll admit I've mostly ignored them because I've tried Soolantra (unsuccessfully), so please excuse my ignorance BUT --

    Is the benefit of horse paste simply that it is not extortionately expensive when compared with Soolantra? Or is there some suggestion that it may have greater efficacy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch1 View Post
    I've seen a lot of posts about horse paste here and on the Rosacea reddit the past few months and I'll admit I've mostly ignored them because I've tried Soolantra (unsuccessfully), so please excuse my ignorance BUT --
    Is the benefit of horse paste simply that it is not extortionately expensive when compared with Soolantra? Or is there some suggestion that it may have greater efficacy?
    From what I have read through the anecdotal reports, the chief reasons Rosaceans are using horse paste are the following; (1) cheaper, a gram of horse paste cost approximately $1.16/gram while Soolantra costs approximately $13/gram, (2) Horse paste is stronger than Soolantra, horse paste is 1.87% ivermectin while Soolantra is 1% ivermectin, (3) the inactive ingredients in certain brands of horse paste are generally more tolerated than the inactive ingredients in Soolantra (many complain of the 'Cetaphil' base ingredients of Soolantra). There are way more positive reports using horse paste that the positive reports of using Soolantra, but, of course, no real data on this, just a cursory overall view of the reports indicate that horse paste is working better than Sooantra. My prediction is that Galderma will see this success and make an ivermectin gel similar to horse paste with fewer inactive ingredients than Soolantra. Six doses of Durvet Horse Paste at Amazon costs about $20 and lasts approximately six weeks which should be enough to know if it works better than your Soolantra experience (six doses include 36 grams which is only 55 cents per gram).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brady Barrows View Post
    From what I have read through the anecdotal reports, the chief reasons Rosaceans are using horse paste are the following; (1) cheaper, a gram of horse paste cost approximately $1.16/gram while Soolantra costs approximately $13/gram, (2) Horse paste is stronger than Soolantra, horse paste is 1.87% ivermectin while Soolantra is 1% ivermectin, (3) the inactive ingredients in certain brands of horse paste are generally more tolerated than the inactive ingredients in Soolantra (many complain of the 'Cetaphil' base ingredients of Soolantra). There are way more positive reports using horse paste that the positive reports of using Soolantra, but, of course, no real data on this, just a cursory overall view of the reports indicate that horse paste is working better than Sooantra. My prediction is that Galderma will see this success and make an ivermectin gel similar to horse paste with fewer inactive ingredients than Soolantra. Six doses of Durvet Horse Paste at Amazon costs about $20 and lasts approximately six weeks which should be enough to know if it works better than your Soolantra experience (six doses include 36 grams which is only 55 cents per gram).
    Thanks Brady!

    So interesting isn't it. Really shows how little the big pharmaceutical companies truly understand about these skin conditions. Their products are just shots in the dark a lot of the time.

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