What is Rhofade?

In the coming months you will see more and more references to Rhofade. When a new rosacea treatment launches everyone wants to know what is it ? Asking this question makes sense as we normally only find out the name of a product right at the end of the development process.

What we now know at Rhofade first became know to Rosacea News as an “over-the-counter drug known to possess vasoconstrictive properties” ie. oxymetazoline back in 2007. So it has been quite a few years from then to now when this active molecule from an over the counter drug

So what is Rhofade?

Rhofade is Oxymetazoline  HCL 1% Cream for the Redness of Rosacea.

Allergan has confirmed that Rhofade will be the product name for their soon to be approved Oxymetazoline based treatment for the redness of rosacea.

About Oxymetazoline

Oxymetazoline is a sympathomimetic agonist that is selective for the α1A-adrenoceptor over other α1-adrenoceptors and non-selective for the α2-adrenoceptors.

As such, oxymetazoline is a potent vasoconstrictor of the cutaneous microvasculature.

What about Azultro?

Well that is my fault. Based on trademark filings, it looked like Allergan has reserved the name Azultro for their rosacea erythema product. This choice looked more and more unlikely, though as the domain name for azultro.com has laid unclaimed. Rhofade’s .com site is parked ready and waiting

Cutest Rosacea Product Name Ever?

Don’t you agree that Rhofade is a cute name for a product that wants to fade your rosacea redness?

Update: RHOFADE has been approved by the FDA

Now that RHOFADE has been approved we know how Allergen is going to describe RHOFADE as a product. Already you can start to read RHOFADE reviews.


RHOFADE (oxymetazoline hydrochloride) cream, 1% is indicated for the topical treatment of persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea in adults.

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5 Reader Comments

  1. SA2234 says:

    The big question everyone will be asking is will there be rebound redness. If there is rebound its just another mirvaso, if not well then its a life changer!

  2. Danny says:

    Agree. Mirvaso was a complete mess.

    Sure hoping this new product actually works as intended.

  3. david kelly says:

    will it be
    in ireland

  4. Rhofade contains parabens. Isn’t that problematic?

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