Choosing Generic Vs Branded Soolantra Cream


Generic medicines contain the same active ingredient and are equally effective and medically equivalent as the branded products but are available at a lower price. Generic manufacturers have to demonstrate that they are medically identical to the branded product - i.e. they offer the same quality, strength, stability and effectiveness.

Generic medicines are required meet the same standards of safety, quality and efficacy as the branded medication. To receive market approval from the European Medicines Agency and MHRA, a generic medicine must be 'bioequivalent' to the originator product.

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Rosacea Treatment

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What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common, long-term inflammatory condition of the face causing redness, broken capillaries and red spots. It can be present in women and men and is more common in lighter skin tones.

The cause of rosacea is unknown and it can be made worse with triggers like alcohol, spicy foods, sunlight and hairspray.

There is no cure for rosacea, but there are a number of medications that help to reduce the inflammation and improve the appearance of the condition.

What are the differences between rosacea and acne?

Although it can be difficult to determine the differences between papulopustular rosacea and acne, there are some differences that can be used to differentiate between them.

Redness on the central part of the face, symptoms getting worse when exposed to triggers and flesh coloured white heads are typically the symptoms of rosacea. For acne patients, they typically present younger in age and redness is dispersed across the entire face. 

At MedExpress, our consultation process will guide you through the diagnostic criteria for rosacea and will advise if our treatments are suitable. Your GP can also help with diagnosis on a face-to-face consultation.

What treatments are available for rosacea?

Rosacea symptoms can be treated with a variety of treatments which MedExpress provides. 

Azelaic Acid is produced naturally by yeasts that live on skin. It is effective at improving skin texture and reducing pigmentation and inflammation. 

Ivermectin has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and is anti-parasitic. This tackles the Demodex mite thought to be involved in Rosacea.

How do I use the treatment?

Following your consultation with MedExpress, our prescribers will recommend the treatment that is best for you. We typically recommend a topical cream or gel, which will be applied to the affected area as part of your morning and evening skincare routine.

What side effects may I experience?

It’s normal to experience some exacerbation of rosacea symptoms for the first week of treatment. This is due to the active ingredients getting to work, and should reduce down with continued use. We will recommend where treatment should be started slowly before gradually increasing treatments where we deem them necessary.

Information Leaflet

Patient Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Authored 02 April 2020 by Dr Clare Morrison, Reviewed 02 April 2020 by Liyya Patel, Siobhan Titre Last updated 02 April 2020

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It’s quick, easy, and safe to order from MedExpress — your fully regulated, London, United Kingdom based online pharmacy.

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Start a free 2 minutes online consultation with simple questions about your health.


Our UK medical team will then recommend a treatment and issue a free prescription.


Your treatment will be sent direct from our London pharmacy in discreet packaging.

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Our qualified team

All our doctors and pharmacists are based in the UK and are registered with the General Medical Council and General Pharmaceutical Council.

Dr Clare Morrison

General Practitioner (Prescriber)
GMC: 3441561

Avnish Patel

GPhC: 2079950

Rukhsana Deshmukh

Superintendent Pharmacist
GPhC: 2070765