Galderma announced the availability of Soolantra (ivermectin) Cream for the the treatment of rosacea. Soolantra Cream was approved in December 2014 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Ivermectin is a semi-synthetic derivative isolated from the fermentation of Streptomyces avermitilis that belongs to the avermectin family of macrocyclic lactones. The exact mechanism of ivermectin cream in treating rosacea lesions is unknown. However, it is reported to have anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic activity.

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Soolantra Cream is available as a 1% strength in 30g tubes.

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