This medication is used to treat a certain skin condition called rosacea, a type of adult acne. Ivermectin may help to decrease symptoms caused by rosacea, such as redness, swelling, and pimples.
How to use Soolantra Cream
- Read the manufacturer's Instructions for Use if available from your pharmacist before you start using ivermectin cream and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medication is for use only on the face.
- Clean the affected area with a mild soap or soap-free cleanser and pat dry. Apply this medication to the affected areas of the face as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. Use a pea-sized amount for each area of the face (such as the forehead, chin, nose, each cheek) that is affected. Spread the cream smoothly and evenly in a thin layer. Wash your hands well after applying.
- Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, inside your nose, or on your lips. If this accidentally happens, rinse right away with plenty of cool water.
- Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.
- Skin irritation (such as redness or a burning feeling) may rarely occur. If this effect persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
- Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
- A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
- This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Before using ivermectin cream, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
- Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
- Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
- During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- The form of this medication taken by mouth passes into breast milk in small amounts. It is unknown if this form of ivermectin passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 999.