Soolantra launches as Rosiver in Canada



Continuing its tradition of launching new prescription products with names unique to Canada, Galderma Canada has announced that the Ivermectin based treatment known as Soolantra in the US will be known as Rosiver in Canada.

In Canada, Mirvaso is known as ONRELTEA, and Oracea is known as Apprilon.

The full product monograph, including the consumer notes is available here: Rosiver Product Monograph. For those familiar with Soolantra, these documents will offer little surprises, indeed it appears that Galderma has replaced the usage of Soolantra with Rosiver.

Health Canada Approval

Summary Basis of Decision (SBD) for Rosiver

Date SBD Issued: 2015/06/04

The following information relates to the original authorization of the new drug submission for Rosiver.

Ivermectin 1% w/w, topical cream
Drug Identification Number (DIN): 02440342
Galderma Canada Inc.
New Drug Submission Control Number: 172733

On April 22, 2015, Health Canada issued a Notice of Compliance to Galderma Canada Inc. for the drug product Rosiver.

Rosiver Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Ivermectin 1% w/w (10 mg/g)

Inactive Ingredients: Carbomer copolymer (type B), Cetyl alcohol, Citric acid monohydrate, Dimeticone (20 Cst), Disodium edetate, Glycerol, Isopropyl palmitate, Macrogol cetostearyl ether, Methyl parahydroxybenzoate, Oleyl alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene glycol, Propyl parahydroxybenzoate, Purified water, Sodium hydroxide 10% w/w aqueous solution, Sorbitan stearate(Type 1), Stearyl alcohol

Rosiver Samples

Physician samples are available in sample sizes of 2gm. Ask your doctor.


It appears that Soolantra will also be known as Izefla in some countries.

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17 Reader Comments

  1. Comment via email from Karyn.

    “I think these multiple names only serve to confuse patients and doctors alike. “

    • Susan Smith says:

      I just received and am taking rosiver and doxycycline 100mg for rocasea. The rosier costs $200. AND invermectin, which it is, only costs about $12 for veterinary purposes. WHY does it cost so much ? I want to know the answer to this. I want to know what it costs Galderma to make. Tell us Galderma. I suspect you may be robbing the Canadian ppl, tax payers. Are you ?

  2. Lee Ann says:

    Have been using Rosiver for a couple of weeks. Really like it. I notice a big difference. Nice, non-smelling cream, as well.

  3. Tracy says:

    Rosiver has made a huge difference to my P&P rosacea. I’m so happy to have found something that works.

  4. Robb Schultz says:

    I’ve been using it for 3 weeks and find it is not working well for me. Rosiver 1% cream used once daily resulted in a red rash on cheek and it did not reduce the problem with rosacia for me. So I stopped using it and my face broke – out very badly, so I’m back on it again now but the red rash is coming back. I’m disappointed as Metrocream was not effective so I have to go back to my dermatologist with this.
    I’ll try using it once every 2 days, next.

    Too bad Sulfacet was discontinued in Canada, as it worked really well for me.

    Anyone else having problems with Rosiver cream please let me know, thanks.


    • Blusher says:

      My dermatologist said that I won’t know if it is really working until I use it consistently for 4 months and that it may get worse before it gets better. I have only been on it a couple weeks.

    • Les says:

      Robb I have the same problem with Rosiver 10 days and my face keep burning and eacy – Metro cream and others did not worked for me! – I don’t know what to do next


      • Robb Schultz says:

        I can easily sympathize as it is so frustrating with nowhere to turn.
        My face is looking good now using Rosiver cream sparingly on troubled
        areas Mon., Wed., and Fridays with a break on weekends.
        Nothing else works so I stuck with it and today I have one small outbreak.

        I’m on my 2nd tobe of Rosiver as the first one has expired from old age and was no longer working. All I know is its strong stuff when fresh and I have to go light with it but it seems to work fo me.

        Don’t give – up Les.


    • Susan Smith says:

      I have to tell you, I too liked Sulfacet bar soap/Fostex. Yesterday I ordered what is said to be like this sal2 from Amazon. It contains sulfur. I can let you know later if it works for me.

      When I was first prescribed rosiver it was given to me WITH the antibiotic doxycycline 100mg/30 days/once a day. It worked within a week with this combo. I had some rosiver left after finishing the doxycycline – some time later when the rosacea came back – and tried it alone and it did nothing. So you may want to try it with the doxycycline.

  5. Nancy says:

    my experience has been terrible. I look like terrible – bright red fact, it’s gotten worse since I’ve been using it, my face has a burning feeling.

    • Robb Schultz says:

      I got this note recently from Nancy and am a user of Rosiver in BC.
      At first it was terrible like you and I was really disappointed.
      Finally I stopped using it every day as it was too strong. I use it every second day
      and it works for me now. So I’m using half as much or less than recommended.
      Try this and see if it works a little better for you?


    • Robb Schultz says:

      Hi Nancy,

      I know that burning feeling and wonder if it is too strong for you?
      I was bright red on my face too and it got worse when I quit Rosiver cold turkey.
      SO THAT WAS WHEN I DECIDED TO TRY HALF DOSING instead of using it every day as recommended by the Dermatologist. I stuck with it and my wife
      is a RN (nurse) who likes the outcome. All I can suggest is lighter doses as I did
      and see what happens Nancy?

      My face burned when it was inflamed and I figure the Rosiver was burning me, not helping me because it seemed to burn the worst after I put it on at night.
      I wash my face once a day with Cetaphil and rinse well, let dry and then dab on the cream lightly – not too much. More is not better in my case. Just once a day, each Mon, Wed, Friday. It is not perfect but pretty good now.

      How much are you using and how often? It took time for me to figure this out and see results so try it and if it is hopeless go back to your Dermatologist.

      Good luck!

  6. Les says:

    Thank you for the ideas – I just realized it that if I apply the Cream @ night. wash it off in the Morning. -it could work.
    I did the reverse – left it on all day. – burning like Crazy and all my face is red..- I also will try te every second day!!

    Thank you again.

  7. Robb Schultz says:

    Good Luck with this Al and I hope this works for you, too. i
    Thanks, Robb

  8. bev drummond says:

    I had mild rosacea and rosiver completely cured me. I used rosiver for a month a year ago and have never had rosacea since.

  9. Mike says:

    I used rosiver daily with doxycycline and my rosacea improved dramatically after couple of weeks. I stopped the doxy and was just using the rosiver when needed. I take the doxy sometimes if things get out of hand. Metro cream didn’t work for me. Hope this helps.

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