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Last updated on 19/10/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Ivermectin

CHINESE NAME: 舒利達 / 舒立達

DRUG CLASS: Anthelmintic

SUB CLASS: Pediculicides

USED FOR: Rosacea

– 10mg/g (cream)

What is Soolantra for?

Soolantra is a brand product that contains Ivermectin, which is an anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory agent. It is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea, though the mechanism of action is unknown.

How to use it?

Soolantra is available as topical cream. Apply thinly to each affected area (e.g. forehead, chin, nose, each cheek) once daily. Avoid the eyes and lips.

What are the side effects of Soolantra?

Common side effects of Soolantra include skin burning sensation and skin irritation.

Who should not take Soolantra?

People who are allergic to Ivermectin or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

Avoid contact with eyes. If it goes into the eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.

Common dosing schedule:
Soolantra is applied once daily.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Soolantra may interact with:
No known significant interactions.

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Soolantra in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Soolantra is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Soolantra in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.