Soolantra

Soolantra Cream (ivermectin) to treat mild inflammation in rosacea. Available to buy online from Dr Fox.

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Buy Soolantra online in UK

How to order Soolantra online for UK delivery:

  1. Read medical information about rosacea treatment
  2. Answer medical questions to check for eligibility
  3. Reviewed by doctors - posted from UK pharmacy (tracked 24hr service)

Prices

Rosacea treatmentQuantityCost
Soolantra Cream (1% ivermectin, 10mg/gm)1 x 30 gram tube (in stock)£31.50
Soolantra Cream (1% ivermectin, 10mg/gm)2 x 30 gram tube (in stock)£59.80
Soolantra Cream (1% ivermectin, 10mg/gm)4 x 30 gram tube (in stock)£110.00

Price match guaranteePrice match guarantee
Prescription issued online - small prescription fee per order.

Compare prices: Dr Fox prices are 25%-50% lower cost than other online clinics.

Prescription fees

Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.

Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.

Order valuePrescription fee
up to £10£1.00
up to £20£2.00
up to £40£3.00
over £40£4.00

If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.

Comparative costs of Soolantra Cream from UK online clinics (19 May 2021) - qualifying notes
*Dr Fox adds a small prescription fee not included in table above.
  1. The prices shown are listed by the online clinics named after a customer first enters consultation information and is offered prescriptions. It is possible these clinics may have special offers or lower prices for repeat supplies.
  2. Prices may change and are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date stated. All products in stock and new condition.
  3. Dr Fox does NOT claim to provide a superior service to any of the online clinics listed. All the clinics listed, as far as we can tell, comply with all regulation and, as far as we can tell, operate to high ethical standards.
  4. Dr Fox adds a small prescription fee not included in the table (between £1 and £4 depending on value of the order).
  5. To amend the information in this table please contact us
  6. The prices listed in the table do not identify the cost of prescription medicine as online clinics charge a single fee to cover services which includes advice, consultations, prescriptions and dispensing and supply of treatments.
  7. Where services include free delivery this is using the slowest delivery option available. Dr Fox uses Royal Mail Tracked 24.
TreatmentDr Fox*UK MedsSuperdrugPharmacy2UIndependent Pharmacy
Soolantra Cream 30 gram x 1£31.50£34.99£38.00£38.00£35.99
Soolantra Cream 30 gram x 2£59.80£64.99£68.00£68.00£67.98
UK delivery£2.90£4.95included£3.45£4.45

Delivery charges

UK delivery only: £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-3 working days with tracking).

Parcel forwarding services are not permitted. Use only UK home or work delivery address.

Returns and refunds - unwanted items can be returned within 14 working days for a full refund.

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About Soolantra

  • Soolantra is a prescription-only once daily cream used on the face to treat pimples and spots found with rosacea.
  • The active ingredient in Soolantra is 'ivermectin' that belongs to a group of medicines called avermectins.
  • You may notice an improvement after 2-4 weeks of treatment.
  • Read the patient leaflet for a full list of side effects, cautions, and interactions with other drugs.

Once daily Soolantra cream

Soolantra cream is available on prescription to treat mild to moderate papules, pimples, and pustules (spots) in rosacea. Rosacea is a skin condition which affects the face, causing redness, as well as papules, pimples, and pustules. The skin is hot and red due to increased blood flow - flushing and redness can be reduced by Mirvaso which can be used at the same time as Soolantra.

Up to 8 in 10 people find significant benefit after 4 months of use, with many patients noticing improvement as early as 2 weeks into the course.

If the papules and pustules are more severe, then adding Efracea to Soolantra treatment can be beneficial.

Soolantra cream contains Ivermectin which has anti-inflammatory effects and also kills parasites, including the demodex mites which may contribute to skin inflammation in Rosacea.

Soolantra should only be used by adults (over 18 years) and only on the face.

Soolantra has been available in the UK since 2015 and is still under patent with Galderma so there is no cheaper generic version available.

How to apply Soolantra

Soolantra cream should be applied once a day to the face, initially for 8 to 12 weeks, to assess the effect. Stop treatment if there is no improvement at 12 weeks. If the rosacea is clearing, then Soolantra cream can be continued and stopped at 16 weeks. If necessary it can be continued long term, but take at least a six month break and use an alternative treatment after using Soolantra for a year. Rosacea is a recurrent condition so repeated courses of treatment may be necessary.

A pea sized amount of the cream should be used on each part of the face: forehead, chin, nose, and both cheeks. It should be spread thinly over the whole face, avoiding the eyes, lips, and mouth.

Wash hands after applying.

Once it has dried, make-up and other preparations can be applied.

If using with Mirvaso: apply the Mirvaso first and allow that to dry, then apply Soolantra. Alternatively, use Mirvaso in the morning and Soolantra at bedtime.

Further detail available from the manufacturer's website: How to Use SOOLANTRA® Cream (US audience).

Starting Soolantra

Soolantra may cause a worsening of rosacea for up to a week when initially starting. This may be due to reaction to dying demodex mites in the skin. Any worsening should settle after the first week - if it doesn't settle, or is very severe, stop using Soolantra.

When not to use Soolantra

Not to be used if you:

  • have severe liver problems;
  • are under 18.

Other medications and Soolantra cream

Do not use Soolantra if taking:

  • Warfarin or other coumarin type blood thinning tablets (anticoagulants where you need regular blood tests).
  • Levamisole (rarely used to treat roundworm infection).

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Side effects of Soolantra

There is very little absorption into the body of Soolantra cream and so any side effects are usually restricted to the skin. Most people have no problems using it. The most common (up to 1 in 10 people) adverse reaction is only a slight burning sensation on application. This tends to settle with continued use.

Full details of possible side effects are listed in the patient information leaflet.

Patient Information Leaflet

Illustration of patient leaflet from medicine packet

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine and must be read before taking the medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine.

Soolantra patient leaflet

Dr Amanda Wood

Authored 19 May 2021 by Dr A. Wood
MB ChB Manchester University 1984. NHS GP in Bristol.

Reviewed by Dr C. Pugh, Dr B. Babor, Dr A. Wood, Dr P. Hunt
Last reviewed 19 May 2021
Last updated 6 July 2021

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