MIRVASO Topical Gel: A Prescription Treatment
for the Facial Erythema of Rosacea1
MIRVASO Topical Gel addresses the cause of facial erythema2
What do you recommend to patients with rosacea-related facial redness? Prescribe a treatment that was specially formulated to address their condition: MIRVASO® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* is the first FDA-approved treatment specifically developed and indicated for the facial erythema of rosacea.1 The active ingredient in MIRVASO Topical Gel is brimonidine tartrate, a relatively selective alpha-2 adrenergic agonist that may reduce erythema via direct vasoconstriction.1
MIRVASO Topical Gel may give your patients rapid, lasting relief from the erythema of rosacea2
Applying MIRVASO Topical Gel
To ensure even coverage, instruct patients to apply MIRVASO Topical Gel as follows:
|Apply a pea-sized amount once daily in a thin layer to each of the following 5 areas of the face: nose, each cheek, chin, forehead.|
|Gently smooth over the five areas of the face, avoiding the eyes and lips. Wash hands immediately after application.|
- MIRVASO Topical Gel [prescribing information]. Galderma Laboratories, L.P.: Fort Worth, TX; 2013.
- Fowler J Jr, Jackson JM, Moore A, et al; Brimonidine Phase III Study Group. Efficacy and safety of once-daily brimonidine tartrate gel 0.5% for the treatment of moderate to severe facial erythema of rosacea: results of two randomized, double-blind, and vehicle-controlled pivotal studies. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013;12(6):650-656.
Important Safety Information
Indication: MIRVASO® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* is an alpha adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older. Adverse Events: In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis. Warnings/Precautions: MIRVASO Topical Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud's phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. MIRVASO Topical Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of MIRVASO Topical Gel by children have been reported. Keep MIRVASO Topical Gel out of reach of children. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
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Two 4-week pivotal studies
The safety and efficacy of MIRVASO® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* was evaluated in 2 identical, randomized, vehicle-controlled trials with 553 patients aged 18 years and older. Study participants were randomized 1:1 to receive either MIRVASO or vehicle gel once daily for 4 weeks. The primary endpoint for both studies was 2-grade composite success at hours 3, 6, 9, and 12 on day 29. The secondary endpoint was 1-grade composite success at 30 minutes on day 1. Composite success was defined as improvement on both the Clinician Erythema Assessment and Patient Self-Assessment.1
Long-term, open-label study
The long-term safety and efficacy of MIRVASO was studied in a 52-week, multicenter, open-label, non-comparative study with 449 patients with moderate to severe facial erythema of rosacea. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the long-term safety of MIRVASO applied once daily for up to 12 months. The secondary objective of the study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy of MIRVASO applied once daily for up to 12 months.2
*Each gram of gel contains 5 mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to
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