Soolantra

Name: Soolantra

Dosing & Uses

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical lotion

  • 0.5% (Sklice)

topical cream

  • 1% (Soolantra)

Lice

Pediculicide indicated for topical treatment of head lice infestation

Sklice: Apply 0.5% lotion to dry hair in amount sufficient (up to one 4-oz tube) to thoroughly coat the hair and scalp; leave lotion on hair for 10 minutes, and then rinse with water

For single use only, do not retreat

Administration instructions for lice

  • For topical use only
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Use lotion in context of an overall lice management program including hot-water washing or dry-cleaning of all recently worn clothing and linens
  • Wash personal care items (eg, combs, brushes, hair clips)
  • A fine tooth comb or nit comb may be used to remove dead lice and nits

Rosacea

Indicated for inflammatory lesions caused by rosacea

Soolantra: Apply small amount of 1% cream to affected area(s) qDay

Use a pea-size amount for each area of the face (forehead, chin, nose, each cheek) that is affected

Spread as a thin layer, avoiding the eyes and lips

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical lotion

  • 0.5% (Sklice)

Lice

Pediculicide indicated for topical treatment of head lice infestation

<6 months: Safety and efficacy not established

Sklice (≥6 months): Apply 0.5% lotion to dry hair in amount sufficient (up to one 4-oz tube) to thoroughly coat the hair and scalp; leave lotion on hair for 10 minutes, and then rinse with water

For single use only, do not retreat

Administration instructions for lice

  • For topical use only
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Use lotion in context of an overall lice management program including hot-water washing or dry-cleaning of all recently worn clothing and linens
  • Wash personal care items (eg, combs, brushes, hair clips)
  • A fine tooth comb or nit comb may be used to remove dead lice and nits

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C; no comparisons of animal exposure with human exposure are available with topical ivermectin because of low systemic absorption

Lactation: Following oral administration, ivermectin is excreted in human milk in low concentrations; excretion following topical administration has not been evaluated

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Soolantra Overview

Soolantra is a prescription medication used to treat inflammatory skin lesions associated with rosacea.

Soolantra belongs to a group of drugs called anthelmintics. These help to treat inflammatory skin lesions associated with rosacea through a mechanism that is not yet fully understood. The active ingredient in Soolantra has been shown to have both anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic activity.

This medication comes in topical cream form to be applied to the affected area(s) of the face, typically once daily.

Common side effects of Soolantra include a temporary skin burning sensation and skin irritation upon application.

Soolantra Drug Class

Soolantra is part of the drug class:

  • Other dermatologicals

Soolantra Food Interactions

Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Soolantra, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet.

Soolantra Overdose

If you apply too much Soolantra, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

How do I store and/or throw out Soolantra?

  • Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.

What is Soolantra?

Soolantra is used to treat rosacea.

It is a macrocyclic lactone. Exactly how it works to treat rosacea is unknown.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ivermectin topical: topical cream, topical lotion

General

The most frequently reported side effects included skin burning sensation, skin irritation, pruritus, and dry skin, occurring in 1% or less of patients.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Burning sensation
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Skin irritation, pruritus, dry skin
Frequency not reported: Erythema, contact dermatitis, dandruff[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Muscle strain, back pain[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, sinusitis[Ref]

Immunologic

Common (1% to 10%): Seasonal allergy[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Conjunctivitis, ocular hyperemia, eye irritation[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection[Ref]

Some side effects of Soolantra may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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