Off Label Treatments

Off-label usage of prescription treatments for rosacea is allowed by the FDA as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you. So what sorts of prescription treatments approved for other conditions might work for rosacea? Here are a few articles to get you started.

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More reports on Botox for redness and flushing

A 2015 paper details 2 patients with severe flushing and redness being treated with injections of Botox. The first patient had suffered 2 years of flushing and erythema triggered by heat, sun exposure, stress, spicy food and cosmetics. The second patient had suffered from 3 years of redness and flushing. Both had tried a series of […]

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Timolol (Timoptic) for the redness of rosacea

The glaucoma treament Timolol is to be trialed as a treatment for the facial redness of rosacea. Timolol is a non-selective beta-adrenergic receptor antagonist, somewhat similar to Brimonidine. Mirvaso is the recently approved treatment for the red face of rosacea that is based on bromonidine. Timolol has been used in the past as a dermatological agent […]

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Off Label Treatments for Rosacea

Has your doctor ever prescribed you something other than Metrogel, Soolantra, Finacea, Oracea or Mirvaso for rosacea? If so, then your doctor has given you an off-label prescription. Were you aware that only officially approved FDA treatments for rosacea are the 4 treatments from Galderma – Metrogel, Oracea, Soolantra & and Mirvaso, and one from […]

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Mirvaso works for Lupus, Dermatomyositis and Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris

The off label use for Mirvaso gel is becoming better documented with the publication of a recent paper suggesting that Mirvaso was well tolerated by and offered good benefits to sufferers of Systemic Lupus, Dermatomyositis and Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris. These conditions share a symptom – erythema, that is the appearance of a red face. Only 3 patients […]

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Afrin (Oxymetazoline) Safe Off Label Drug for a Red Face

This paper from Hospital Pharmacy is giving a guarded approval for the use of Oxymetazoline topically for the redness of rosacea. Even though the FDA has not approved Oxymetazoline as a topical skin treatment, it is approved as a nasal decongestant. Doctors are able to prescribe drugs for off-label use, that is once a drug […]

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