David Pascoe

David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998.

Rhofade may come with a heart valve damage risk

Rhofade may come with a heart valve damage risk

A recently published paper that seeks to compare the actions of oxymetazoline (Rhofade) and brimonidine (Mirvaso) has raised a possible safety issue with the action of oxymetazoline. The paper states the safety issue as; As the 5-HT2B receptor is potentially involved in drug-induced valvulopathy, the benefit/risk ratio (of Rhofade ed.) should be carefully considered, especially in […]

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5 Expert Tips for treating rosacea

Written by on April 4, 2018 in Rosacea Fact Sheets with 2 Comments
5 Expert Tips for treating rosacea

Thanks to an educational supplement in DermatologyTimes, we have access to 5 expert rosacea tips, or as they are called “treatment pearls”. Make sure to treat the skin barrier before initiating drug treatment. Patients need to avoid the use of alcohol-based products, as well as harmful soaps or toners, and focus on appropriate use of […]

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Sol-Gel’s S5G4T-1 benzoyl peroxide cream for papules and pustules

Sol-Gel’s S5G4T-1 benzoyl peroxide cream for papules and pustules

Described in the official trial only as a “topical cream”, Sol-Gel are undergoing a Phase 3 trial for a product newly designated as S5G4T-1. What is S5G4T-1? Although the clinical trial listing doesn’t provide any details about the components of S5G4T-1, their own web site reveals more information. Based on Sol-Gel’s product portfolio, it seems clear that S5G4T-1 is […]

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Rhofade as an adjunct to IPL, PDL and KTP Laser

Rhofade as an adjunct to IPL, PDL and KTP Laser

Allergan is sponsoring a clinical trial to evaluate whether their oxymetazoline HCL 1% based treatment – Rhofade, is an effective adjunctive treatment for rosacea patients undergoing treatments with Pulse Dye Laser (PDL), Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or KTP Laser. The trial is designated as a Safety and Tolerability measure, so researchers will be looking for […]

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Soolantra for Ocular Rosacea

Soolantra for Ocular Rosacea

This just published article is describing some clinical work has been concluded that proposes using topical Ivermectin (Soolantra) to treat ocular rosacea. Soolantra so far has only been approved as a treatment for the papules and pustules of rosacea. Soolantra is thought to be effective against rosacea because of its anti-demodex and anti-inflammatory properties. The […]

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