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13.7.2 Preparations for Rosacea

Mild or moderate papulopustular rosacea can be treated with topical application of metronidazole gel or cream or azelaic acid gel. Moderate to severe papulopustular rosacea can be treated with oral antibiotics.

Excipients include: Benzoic acid, propylene glycol

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30 gram

Excipients include: Cetostearyl alcohol

Pack
30 gram

Excipients include: Propylene glycol, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, methyl parahydroxybenzoate

Pack
30 gram

Excipients include: methylparahydroxybenzoate, propylene glycol

Lifestyle recommendations should be optimised prior to starting treatment with brimonidine gel and should be continued throughout treatment.

Brimonidine 3% gel is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe flushing and erythema (without papules and pustules) after lifestyle advice including application of sunscreen and avoidance of trigger factors such as extremes of temperature have failed to produce a response.

Pack
30 gram

Excipients include: cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, propylene glycol

Ivermectin 1% cream can be used to treat moderate to severe papulopustular acne rosacea where a topical preparation is preferred to an oral treatment.

Pack
30 gram
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