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Medications for Rosacea

Drugs associated with Rosacea

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Rosacea: A disorder involving chronic inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, or eyelids; it may cause redness, vascularity (increased prominence of the blood vessels), swelling or hyperplasia (increase in size of the tissue), or skin eruptions similar to acne.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
MetroGel Rx B N X 14 reviews
6.0

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Drug class: topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
doxycycline Rx D N X 64 reviews
8.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Oracea, Doryx, Doxy 100, Monodox, Vibramycin, Vibra-Tabs, Doxy 200, Morgidox, Ocudox, Oraxyl, Uracil

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Finacea Rx B N 24 reviews
7.0

Generic name: azelaic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Oracea Rx D N X 33 reviews
8.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
metronidazole Rx B N X 36 reviews
6.0

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Brand names:  MetroGel, MetroCream, Noritate, MetroLotion, Rozex, Rosadan, Rosaclear, Vitazol

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives, topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
minocycline Off Label Rx D N 24 reviews
9.0

Generic name: minocycline systemic

Brand names:  Solodyn, Minocin, Dynacin, Myrac, Ximino

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Doryx Rx D N X 2 reviews
10

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
MetroCream Rx B N X 5 reviews
6.0

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Drug class: topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Azelex Rx B N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: azelaic acid topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Mirvaso Rx B N X 74 reviews
3.0

Generic name: brimonidine topical

Drug class: topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Solodyn Off Label Rx D N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: minocycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Doxy 100 Rx D N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Monodox Rx D N X 1 review
10

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Noritate Rx B N X 1 review
5.0

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Drug class: topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Minocin Off Label Rx D N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: minocycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
azelaic acid Rx B N 34 reviews
8.0

Generic name: azelaic acid topical

Brand names:  Finacea, Azelex

Drug class: topical acne agents, topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Soolantra Rx C N 16 reviews
8.0

Generic name: ivermectin topical

Drug class: topical anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
sulfacetamide sodium / sulfur Rx C N 12 reviews
9.0

Generic name: sulfacetamide sodium / sulfur topical

Brand names:  Rosanil Cleanser, Sumadan, Avar, Avar Cleanser, Clarifoam EF, Plexion, Plexion TS, Prascion RA, Rosac, Rosaderm Cleanser, Rosula Cleanser, Sumaxin, Avar-E, Avar-E Green, Avar-E LS, Avar LS Cleanser, BP 10-Wash, Cerisa Wash, Clenia Emollient Cream, Garimide, Plexion Cleansing Cloths, Plexion SCT, Prascion Cleanser, Prascion FC Cloths, Rosula, Rosula Wash, SE 10-5 SS, Sulfacleanse 8 / 4, Sulfatol, Sulfatol C, Sulfatol SS, Sumaxin Cleansing Pads, Sumaxin TS, Suphera, Topisulf, Virti-Sulf, Zencia Wash, Zetacet

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
isotretinoin Off Label Rx X N X 8 reviews
8.0

Generic name: isotretinoin systemic

Brand names:  Claravis, Amnesteem, Myorisan, Sotret

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Off Label: Yes

 
Vibramycin Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
MetroLotion Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Drug class: topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Rozex Rx B N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Drug class: topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Vibra-Tabs Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Alrex Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: loteprednol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Claravis Off Label Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: isotretinoin systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Acne rosacea

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