What is Ivermectin? Ivermectin is a chemical that is mostly known as a type of insecticide that can kill the mites responsible for scabies and similar conditions in both humans and animals.

Ivermectin can also kill Demodex Mites, which has been linked to rosacea.

Ivermectin can be applied topically and also has an oral form, which is commonly used to treat mange in animals.

Galderma has been developing their own version of Ivermectin for over a decade and recently gained approval for Soolantra – a 1% Ivermectin cream formulated into Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. Soolantra is the FDA approved version of Ivermectin that can be used to treat rosacea.

For more information see the Soolantra Articles.

Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

In this case report of one patient, the papules and pustules of rosacea were difficult to treat until oral ivermectin was included in the treatment regime. This 2007 paper is similar to a 2002 paper, Treatment of rosacea-like demodicidosis with oral ivermectin and topical permethrin cream. The 2002 paper is also a case report of […]

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Demodex Mites Treatment

From: “Annette Anderson” Date: Fri Nov 24, 2000 10:59 am Subject: Effective treatment ? Hi, I’m new to this group. I sought you out to share a treatment approach with you that has worked for me very well, and since then has also helped a number of others. I’m a family doctor in Canada; I […]

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Below are some sample patents relating to ivermectin and rosacea. It is interesting to see how long ago people were patenting using Ivermectin (Stromectol, Mectizan, Ivomec, Oramec, Cardomec) to treat rosacea. A patent only represents an attempt to protect intellectual property. Sadly this is no guarantee of the idea leading to a treatment that can […]

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How is Ivermectin used in dermatology ? This recently published paper is of interest because it mentions the possibility of treating rosacea with ivermectin (stromectol). Sadly there is but a sole reference to treating rosacea with Ivermectin ; and whats more, this paper is not new to us. The research that this paper references was […]

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