Re: [rosacea] Treating rosacea with ivermectin (U.S. Patent)
- Hi Mark,
I would advise caution for a couple of reasons. Firstly a patent is
not an indication that a drug is suitable for rosacea - it just means
someone owns the idea.
Secondly there is little available research on the suitability of
ivermectin to rosacea. All that I can find is just one paper with just one patient described. The one liner from a citing paper was "A
patient with follicular, papulopustular rosacea-like eruption with a
long history of unsuccessful treatment also responded to the
You have never mentioned having papules and pustules so I doubt there
is much chance that you are going to see any benefit. Some members of
rosacea-support have tried ivermectin, but, and I'm not really sure
why - they don't keep reporting back that they continue to see good
results and/or continue to take it.
Note also that the sole paper also mentions using topical permethrin
to help eradicate the demodex. I wouldn't suggest that any rosacea
sufferer put this on their skin - and in fact those who have tried
reported disastrous results. So this is yet another reason that I
think you will be disappointed - you won't be using permethrin and
ivermectin is pretty experimental.
Despite all these warninings I wish you all the best and hope you do
indeed get to see some benefit.
[rosacea] demodex mites ivermectin effective treatment ?
demodex mites, ivermectin (stromectol) and its use in dermatology
On 4/29/07, markostapiak <markostapiak@...> wrote:
> Dear all,
> See the clip below the closing of my post. It is very interesting.
> Given that there's a U.S. patent for ivermectin treatment, I wonder
> why it's so difficult to get derms to prescribe ivermectin as a
> treatment option for "all clinical stages and signs of rosacea." After
> all it's fairly cheap and safe.
> I've reached the end of my rope, so I went ahead and ordered human
> grade ivermectin online at ABC pharmacy. I've tried many treatment
> modalities, and none have provided satisfactory results. Maybe I
> haven't given them enough time.
David Pascoe, pascoedj@...
I take Ivermectin 2 X per month
I worked out the dosage and schedule with my derm and some trial and
error. I take 5 ea 3mg tabs about eery 15 days.
Demodex lifecycle is 14 days.
Once a month seems to have let them get too far ahead.
If you want to see more posts search for khm - my posts will pop up.
--- In email@example.com, "markostapiak"
> I will keep folks updated, for sure. I should receive my ivermectin
> next week. One thing that I noticed from most of the reports that I
> could find is that folks seemed to show progress, but no one
> maintained a treatment for longer than one month. People who have had
> success with z cream, or any other rosacea treatments for that matter,
> know that we must be persistent. I am going to try the treatment
> regimen in the U.S. patent. Perhaps, I'll have to take the ivermectin
> for a month or longer and then take "maintenance" doses. It's worth a
> shot. BTW, I had a really calm day today, and I even ate a pint of
> icecream. Pretty great!