Mirvaso 3mg gel, rosacea treatment

What is Mirvaso?

Mirvaso is a prescription-only gel commonly used to treat rosacea, a skin condition. Applied to the affected skin areas, it works by constricting blood vessels to reduce skin redness (erythema). The active component in Mirvaso gel is brimonidine, a medication utilised in rosacea treatment when applied in topical form (directly onto the skin).

What is Mirvaso used to treat?

Mirvaso is used to treat the persistent facial redness (erythema) caused by rosacea, a chronic skin condition that affects the blood vessels and causes flushing and redness on the face.  

Who can and cannot use Mirvaso?

Before using Mirvaso, consult your GP if you belong to any of the following categories: 

  • patients taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor therapy or those on tricyclic or tetracycline antidepressants 

  • individuals with heart or circulation issues 

  • those experiencing reduced blood flow to the hands, feet, or skin 

  • individuals diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome (a chronic autoimmune disease affecting moisture-producing glands 

  • those with kidney or liver problems, past or present 

  • pregnant or breastfeeding women 

  • patients under the age of 18 

  • individuals allergic to the active ingredient or any excipients 

Discontinue treatment in the case of a severe reaction or contact allergy to the product. 

Ensure not to exceed the recommended daily dosage. 

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How often is Mirvaso applied?

Mirvaso is typically applied once daily to the affected areas of the face.  

Mirvaso gel is used on affected areas of the skin, avoiding sensitive areas such as the eyes, lips and inside the nose. 

Initiate usage with a small amount applied to a single area of your skin for the first week to assess any reactions. Following this trial period, gradually increase the amount as needed. 

Never use more than 5 pea sized amounts of the Mirvaso in a day.  

You should use Mirvaso first, and allow it to dry, before applying any other products.  

Mirvaso gel should be used daily for best results and can work in as little as 30 minutes, lasting up to 12 hours.   

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