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Drug Therapies for Rosacea

Drug  Dosage Form FDA Indication for Rosacea Adverse Event
topical metronidazole (Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrolotion, Noritate, Rosadan) gel, cream, or lotion Varies by product -
Metrogel : inflammatory lesions of rosacea.
Metrocream,  Metrolotion, Rosadan: inflammatory papules and pustules of rosacea.
inflammatory lesions and erythema of rosacea
Pruritus, stinging, irritation, dryness  
oral doxycycline (Oracea) oral capsule only inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, diarrhea, hypertension  
azelaic acid (Finacea) gel inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea Stinging, irritation, burning  
brimonidine (Mirvaso) gel persistent (non-transient) erythema of rosacea Pruritus, burning, irritation, dryness, erythema  
ivermectin (Soolantra) cream inflammatory lesions of rosacea Burning, skin irritation  
oxymetazoline (Rhofade) cream persistent facial erythema associated
with rosacea
Irritation, burning, worsening inflammatory lesions of

Treatment Options for Rosacea, Mel Seabright, PharmD, MBA, Pharmacy Times

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