Ivermectin Patents for Rosacea

Written by on July 21, 2006 in Demodex Mites, Ivermectin, patents with 2 Comments

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 be proven to work – only that if a product does result the idea itself belongs to the author.

Recent research into a new product by Galderma, called CD5024, which is a Ivermectin 1% cream does hold some hope for something new becoming available soon.


A method of treatment of acne rosacea consists of the application, in the form of either a lotion or a cream, constituting a mixture of a therapeutically effective amount of invermectin in water, in the case of the lotion, and invermectin and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, in the case of the cream. Application to the affected area occurs daily for a period of one week and, thereafter, two to four times per month for a period of up to one year.


A method of treatment of seborrheic dermatitis includes the application, in the form of either a lotion or a cream, of a mixture including a therapeutically effective amount of ivermectin in water preferably in a concentration of about 750 micrograms per milliliter (mcg/ml), in the case of a lotion, and with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier if used as a cream. Such a lotion or cream is applied nightly preferably for a period of seven days and then employed on a maintenance basis one to four times per month.


A method of treating rosacea in humans involving orally-administered or topically-applied ivermectin is disclosed. More specifically, oral ivermectin in a regimen of 200 micrograms per kilogram body weight per dose for 2 or 3 consecutive doses at least 3 and not more than 7 days apart as the preferred regimen or, alternatively, topical ivermectin compounded to a 2% concentration by weight in a cream, lotion, or gel carrier vehicle is administered as an effective treatment for all clinical stages and signs of rosacea in affected persons.

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About the Author: David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998. .

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2 Reader Comments

  1. kay says:

    Have a cure for it just made I trying it out 7day treatment it works fast!! A major breakthrough

  2. Hi Kay,

    What exactly did you try ?


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