Galderma, for reasons unknown, decided to rebrand the newly FDA approved Mirvaso as ONRELTEA in Canada (yes they use all capitals in the brand name).
This continues the tradition for Galderma of split North American branding; Oracea in the US is known as Efracea in Canada.
There is already some history of user experiences of Mirvaso from the US. So in general the user review for Mirvaos will also apply for ONRELTEA.
For instance you can see 495 user comments and growing at Mirvaso User Reviews.
If you have tried ONRELTEA and have some thoughts for your fell Canadian rosacea sufferer, please leave a comment below.
I wish I had looked on this forum before I tried Mirvaso (or Onreltea in Canada). This worked amazing for 3 days then on the fourth I was so hot and red I thought I was having an allergic reaction.
I’ve been off the stuff for 3 days but am still so red and hot I need to use ice packs to cool down. I have had laser in the past so my rosacea was probably mild to begin with; now it is worse than ever.
What I want to know is if this effect will go away and how long it will take? What can I do in the meantime? Thanks
Ray says :
You can put another one in the negative category. I went through 1 tube of Mirvaso, known as Onreltea here in Canada, and I have absolutely nothing good to say other than for the first few applications it appeared to reduce the baseline redness by around 50 percent.
After that it stopped working and at this point actually making my face flushed after application. I’ve heard some people are using smaller amounts in moisturizer which I may try later on..
Well it looks like it’s back to the drawing board for me. I just hope my skin returns to baseline.. I should note I have Accutane induced rosacea.
My dermatologist prescribed Onreltea for my facial redness, and it really does work wonders. It’s expensive, costing $142.00 per 30g tube, as it’s not covered by my insurance company. However, despite the cost it’s well worth the money.
I started using Onreltea about 5 weeks ago, once a day in the morning and then I use Metrogel at night. It’s definitely helped with my redness but I’m not quite convinced that it’s effective for 12 hours as it states, more like 8-10 and I still need to be careful of what I’m eating and drinking. It is very expensive $140 for 30g tube which lasts about a month. If I can answer any questions I’m happy to.
Rod says :
Onreltea was approved recently for sale in Canada (that’s the commercial name for Mirvaso) and my doctor reccomended me to use it since I have a mild rosacea.
I started using it 13 days ago. First 7 days it was good, no wonderful but improved my redness in around 50%-60%. I noticed after the 10-12 hours the face went back to the usual red level and maybe a little bit more than before but I was happy with the result. Unfortunately the day 8 I had my first bad reaction. I was in a parent meeting at my daugther’s school and in the middle of the meeting I started to feel my face very hot and it was super-red. It lasted for approximately half hour so I thought maybe the room was very hot or something activated that reaction. I want to mention I had never had those type of flushing redness.
Next day I have a similar experience in the morning but this time it lasted for around one hour. At night my wife told me my face looked swelled and super red again. I reviewed comments in the internet, sent an e-mail to my doctor and I stopped using the product.
I am now in the day 13 and I still having those sudden reactions but because of those bad moments in general my face is now more red than ever.
This is a terrible experience. I will have an appointment with my doctor in a couple weeks and I hope we can find a solution; it is not just the redness issue it is the felling your face is burning.
I share my experience because I think someone thingking in the product shopuld see this information. I hope I am one of those strange cases but for the different forums in the internet I think it is not.