Soolantra is actually cheaper than Finacea .....

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Soolantra is actually cheaper than Finacea .....

Postby David Pascoe » Wed May 04, 2016 2:38 am

but only if you do a very convoluted analysis of the cost of the prescription, visiting your doctor, how long you might be disease free, and more.

A Galderma sponsored study can show that if you take into account all of these variables, you can make a case that Soolantra is cheaper than Finacea.

I'm not totally convinced, but it will likely give Galderma some good PR material.


Ivermectin 1% cream (Soolantra) once per day was associated with lower total costs and greater clinical benefit (disease-free days, patients cleared, QALYs) compared with azelaic acid 15% gel (Finacea) twice per day and therefore dominated this treatment.

Cost-Effectiveness of Ivermectin 1% Cream in Adults with Papulopustular Rosacea in the United States



QALYs: quality-adjusted life-years
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