Will RHOFADE work for me ?

So RHOFADE has been approved by the FDA and will be available in the United States from May 2017. What does the published trial data suggest about the likelihood of RHOFADE being a winning treatment for your red face?Two clinical trials comparing RHOFADE to an inactive gel produced similar results, so rosacea sufferers can have some confidence that the level of success of their usage of RHOFADE will match this data.

What does `RHOFADE works’ mean ?

An easily measurable criteria is needed so that all trial participants can give a clear indication of whether RHOFADE worked for them or not. For the 2 clinical trials referenced,  in order to decide that the product was working, trialists needed to see a 2-grade improvement in their redness. This improvement was seen in both the clinician’s and the subject’s assessment of their facial redness.

Will RHOFADE work for me?

Going on the published clinical data, basically one in 6 or 7 users of RHOFADE will have a 2-grade improvement in their facial redness, typically for 12 hours, and continuing for 29 once-daily uses.

What is a 2-grade Erythema Reduction?

The Clincian’s Erythema Assessment (CEA) is a 5 grade assessment that is generally considered a reliable instrument for the redness of rosacea. The 5 grades are ;

  • 0 = none,
  • 1 = mild,
  • 2 = moderate,
  • 3 = significant,
  • 4 = severe

So you can see that your facial redness should have a significant improvement to move up 2 grades on the CEA scale.

Are you convinced?

What do you think, are you willing to give RHOFADE a try?

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20 Reader Comments

  1. Andy says:

    Everyone’s waiting for the R word, i.e. Rebound redness. Does it go back to your original state or make things worse is what we need to know

  2. sallyann says:

    Yep. Is it any different from Mirvaso? My issue is only the flushing component of rosacea and ive always been too scared to try Mirvaso incase of rebound flushing making my condition worse long term.

  3. George bidwell says:

    One in 6 or 7 people are likely to see improvement?? Looks like it’s set to be almost as much of an impressive waist of everyone’s time as mirvaso was!!

  4. Scarlet Red says:

    I agree. It’s the big elephant in the room, given how this drug should work in a somewhat similar fashion as Mirvaso, yet why isn’t it even mentioned in the trial data? Worrying.

  5. Mike says:

    One in 6 or 7 people? That’s an incredibly ineffective medication. That’s almost unbelievably bad. It should be 4-6 out of 7 to even be taken seriously. One out of 7? Unbelievable

  6. Edward says:

    Tried a sample. Got rebound. Doesn’t work

  7. Vicki says:

    My derm gave me some Rhofade samples, and it’s working well so far. But it’s a moot point because it will cost $500.00 per tube. Not too surprising for a new drug. Can’t afford it.

    • Rugh says:

      Received sample tube today from dermatologist and info for purchase from St Peters Community Pharmacy. Talked with pharmacy and their cost is $75 per tube and they ship to your home.(636)244.5385 is their contact number.

    • heather says:

      go on to their website and download a coupon if you are still interested in it. my co pay was $0

      • Anna Kraisler says:

        My doctor gave me a coupon but it only works if my insurance ok it. They did. It was 35.00 usd for me.

  8. Maryanne Wallace says:

    Will rhofade work for I’m a 52 year old female tried Soolantra and didn’t work

  9. Margcita says:

    I see in the info on the web that it lasts “up to 29 days.”. Does that mean that after a month of daily use the product will stop working?

  10. Brooke says:

    I’m a longtime of sufferer of rosacea. I’ve basically cured myself, but I do still have some stubborn leftover visible capillaries. After reading up on rhofade, I don’t believe I’ll be paying to have this prescription filled.

    I am the kind of person who wants to help people. Since I know what it’s like to suffer with the embarrassment of rosacea, I want to share my miracle of being free of the angry redness and disfiguring cyst-like papules and pustules that had previously caused me so much distress.

    For me, the elimination diet worked to help find what my trigger was. I encourage anyone to explore the link between what we eat and what affect it has on our skin by googling gluten and rosacea. For me, it was gluten. I can’t believe I never made the connection on my own in all the years I suffered, but since cutting gluten from my diet in as many ways as I can (I’m having a hard time quitting the occasional beer) I feel like I’ve finally got the upper hand on my rosacea.

    Anyway, if you’re like me and willing to try anything, do an internet search for elimination diet and try it…. or just start by cutting out gluten and see what happens. I noticed a difference very quickly, maybe within a week or two. I’ve been 90% clear of the redness and deep painful cysts for nearly 3 months. This is the longest I’ve ever been this clear since my rosacea started in my mid to late twenties. I’m now 45 and finally don’t need 6 layers of make-up just to leave my house.
    Good luck to all of you reading this in finding what will work for you.

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