Mirvaso gel is a prescription only medication licensed for the treatment of Rosacea.
It contains the active substance brimonidine and helps reduce the blood flow to the affected areas of skin on the face with enlarged blood vessels which cause rosacea.
How does Mirvaso work?
The active ingredient in Mirvaso gel (brimonidine) belongs to a group of drugs called alpha agonists. Alpha agonists act on blood vessels to reduce their size and the amount of blood which flows through them. Enlarged blood vessels are thought to be the key factor in causing the redness of rosacea and by reducing the size of these vessels the symptoms of rosacea are successfully treated.
In clinical trials it was demonstrated that Mirvaso is safe and effective at reducing redness with effects being seen as quickly as 30 minutes after application. Mirvaso remained effective throughout a yearlong study with no reduction in potency.
Who can use Mirvaso?
Mirvaso is suitable for adults aged 18 years or over. It is not suitable for pregnant or breast feeding women or for application on open wounds.
How do I use Mirvaso?
Mirvaso should be applied once every 24 hours providing when flushing is present. A small pea sized amount should be placed on the 5 areas of the face: forehead, chin, nose and cheeks. The gel should then be applied smoothly and evenly as a thin layer across the entire face avoiding the lips, eyes, eyelids, mouth and inside the nostrils.
Mirvaso can be used with other medical treatments of Rosacea and with cosmetic products.
Does Mirvaso have any side-effects?
Like all medicines Mirvaso may cause some side effects, but these do not affect everyone. The most common side effects include itching, flushing and a burning sensation. Less common side effects include headache, nasal congestion and dry mouth. For more information on side effects please read the patient information leaflet.
Patient Information Leaflet
For directions, side effects and more information please read the Patient Information Leaflet below.Mirvaso Gel