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Ivermectin Not Working Rosacea


Ivermectin is an effective treatment option for papulopustular rosacea and seems to be more effective than metronidazole (NNT = 10.5) at 12 weeks of treatment. Although ivermectin was numerically more effective than metronidazole at week 36 in preventing relapse (NNT = 17.5), relapse after discontinuation of treatment in both groups was common with 62.7% and 68.4%.


  • Feb 01, 2018Ivermectin (1% cream) is useful for mild to moderate rosacea. It has an anti-inflammatory effect as well as having an effect on Demodex mites, which may activate the local immune response to produce the pustules.

  • Oct 08, 2018Soolantra (ivermectin): “I never had suffered for Rosacea until I started taking accutane for Acne, the doctor mentioned a side-effect was redness and increased sensitivity to sun but I assumed this would wear off or go away once I finished the dosage, how wrong I was! I took accutane for mild acne which I hugely regret as the lasting affects have been much worse.

  • Mar 18, 2016The anti-inflammatory effects of ivermectin are achieved through decreasing neutrophil phagocytosis and chemotaxis, inhibiting inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1b and TNF-alpha, and upregulating the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10. 2, 3 It is presumed that these are the mechanisms by which ivermectin exerts its therapeutic effect in rosacea patients..

 

Ivermectin Not Working Rosacea

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