Who should NOT use Rhofade

RHOFADE has just been approved by the FDA and some of the information that is typically included in the RHOFADE Prescribing Information is now available. The PI for a prescription treatment includes a list of pre-existing medical conditions that might preclude one from using this treatment, and a list of possible adverse reactions. All treatments have side effects, so what might stop you from being able to safely use RHOFADE to treat your red face ?

Well, sadly the list is long. Indeed if you find your medical history will preclude you from RHOFADE, you might feel that this quite long indeed.

As we know from Mirvaso, adverse reactions are real, and rosacea sufferers will be well advised to take care with RHOFADE.

Rhofade: Potential Impacts on Cardiovascular Disease

Alpha-adrenergic agonists may impact blood pressure. RHOFADETM should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease, orthostatic hypotension, and/or uncontrolled hypertension/hypotension. Advise patients with cardiovascular disease, orthostatic hypotension, and/or uncontrolled hypertension/hypotension to seek immediate medical care if their condition worsens.

RHOFADE Side Effects

  • may impact blood pressure

RHOFADE Conta-Indicated Conditions

If you suffer from any of the following conditions you are advised to seek advice from your doctor first.

  • severe or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • uncontrolled hypertension/hypotension
  • cerebal or coronary insufficiency
  • Rynaud’s phenomenon
  • thromboangitis obliterans
  • scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome

RHOFADE Adverse Reactions

So if you don’t suffer from any of the conditions listed above, and your doctor writes you script for RHOFADE, what bad reactions might you expect?

  • site dermatitis (2% of users)
  • worseing papules and pustules (1% of users)
  • site pruritus, that is itching (1% of users)
  • site redness (1%)
  • site pain (1%)

Read the Full PI

See the full Rhofade Prescribing Information [PDF] for more information.

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6 Reader Comments

  1. Passe says:

    This is shit like Mirvaso???

  2. stuart mackintosh says:

    Have had rosacea for 30 years, started with the red itchy face, then over the last 15 years
    have had the pustules / papules. ( more like blisters than spots, that take longer to heal.)
    have tried a lot of different creams and tablets. ( hydrocortisone cream, and oxytetracycline tablets. which were prescribed by my doctor. ( cream for the redness, and tablets for the spots )
    although not ideal because of the alleged thinning of skin with the cream and having to use antibiotic tabs long term. but that was all that was available at the time and although never clearing it up, it calmed it down a bit. but thanks to David Pascoe website I tried soolantra
    ( Ivermectin cream ) and for me it has been nothing short of a miracle, been using it for about a year, and only had a few spots since I started using it. (use to get 3 / 6 every day) never been happier with the condition of my skin, pity it took so long to find something that works for me.

  3. Katie says:

    So it’s basically another Mirvaso? How disappointing.

  4. holty85 says:

    has anyone tried this yet? I’m 33 had rosacea for about 4 years and SO! sick of it. Would LOVE to find something that worked, but yeah Mirvaso was garbage for me.

  5. Dana says:

    I tried Mirvaso and Soolantra and both caused my face to break out in painful pustules. The funny thing is by breaking out I found something that works. I was going to a party and my face was hideous. My aunt had used Merle Norman cosmetics and she told me their make up covers well. So I found a store and the rep there said they had an entire line of anti-redness cleansers and creams. She tried them on me right there in the store and they felt so cooling to my face. They seriously improved my skin. I also bought the foundation with a zinc base and it doesn’t break me out and covers very well. I have been so happy just using the cleanser, the toner and the cream from their anti redness line. I know this sounds like a commercial but I’m so happy it works. My face is much clearer than it has been in years. No pustules. I wondered why none of my dermatologists told me about this.

  6. Margarita Toledo-Quintana says:

    David, thank you so much for this Article!, I just cry when I read how Rhofade works in most people! Happy for them!

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