Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Cleansers and cosmetics: Before applying ivermectin cream, wash your face with a mild cleanser. Avoid using alcohol-based cleansers, astringents, peeling agents, or any other products that may irritate the skin.
Cosmetics may be applied to the skin after ivermectin has dried.
Sun exposure: It is not clear whether ivermectin makes the skin more sensitive to the effects of the sun's rays, however exposure to the sun does cause rosacea to become worse. It is advisable to limit your exposure to sun and tanning beds while treating your rosacea.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if ivermectin applied to the skin passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children.