Mirvaso Gel

  • Reduces the appearance of redness
  • Acts on the blood vessels in the face
  • Topical treatment for rosacea
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Mirvaso Gel


Mirvaso is a prescription-only medication gel intended for the treatment of symptoms of rosacea. Oftentimes, the skin condition referred to as Rosacea happen when the blood vessels of the skin become enlarged. The rosacea symptoms can include spots, blemishes, flushing, and redness.


What is Mirvaso Gel? 

Mirvaso Gel is a topical gel that is prescribed for patients who are suffering from symptoms of redness and flushing that are caused by rosacea. It’s a prescription-only medication that can appear to be light yellowish or white in color. It belongs to a group of drugs that are called adrenergic alpha agonists, which are designed to bind and activate alpha-adrenergic receptors. These drugs have the opposite effect of alpha-blockers. 

The generic name of Mirvaso Gel is Brimonidine. A single tube of gel contains 5 mg of its active ingredient, brimonidine tartrate. This is also equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base. 0.33% of the topical gel is white to light yellowish opaque gel. It has the following tube sizes: 30 grams, 30-gram pump, and 45-gram tube. It should be stored at room temperature and kept out of children’s reach. It should only be for topical use. It cannot be used for intravaginal, ophthalmic or oral use.


What is the history of Mirvaso Gel? 

Mirvaso Gel was first approved by the FDA back on August 23, 2013. 


What is rosacea? 

Rosacea is a type of common skin condition that causes enlarged and reddish blood vessels on the face to be more visible. Other people may experience small, red, pus-filled bumps. Accordingly, it’s been more commonly reported in middle-aged women who have light skin. 

These symptoms have been said to flare up for weeks and months then it will go away for a period of time. It has been notably mistaken for natural ruddiness or other skin conditions such as acne. Unfortunately, rosacea doesn’t have a cure yet but there have been treatments that are designed to control and reduce its visible symptoms and side-effects. 

Here are the most visible symptoms afflicted with rosacea: 

  1. Facial redness

Rosacea causes small blood vessels on the nose and the cheeks to persistently appear red and visible. 

  1. Eye problems

Many people have reported experiencing eye problems when afflicted with rosacea or ocular rosacea. This includes irritation in the eyes, swollen eyes and also red, swollen eyelids. These eye problems are said to happen prior to the skin symptoms. 

  1. Enlarged nose 

People have also reported having a more enlarged nose. This is because rosacea thickens the skin on the nose, making it appear larger or bulbous. Having an enlarged nose is another skin condition called rhinophyma, which commonly targets men more than women. 

  1. Swollen, red bumps

People with rosacea can also develop pimples on their face that looks like acne. Some of these swollen, red bumps are filled with pus. Overall, some people report their faces feeling very tender and hot. 


How does Mirvaso Gel work?

Mirvaso Gel works by targeting the alpha receptors in the blood vessels under the skin. Since rosacea causes your blood vessels to appear red and enlarged, making it visible, then the gel narrows them down significantly. By contracting and narrowing them down, excess blood flow and redness is reduced. Once this has been reduced, any blemishes, flushing, spots, and redness that appear on your skin are no longer as visible. 


What should you know before using Mirvaso Gel? 


What are the benefits of Mirvaso Gel? 

Mirvaso Gel is beneficial for people who have the skin condition called rosacea. For people afflicted with this condition, they may feel self-conscious and less confident about their facial appearances. This is because their faces are full of blemishes, spots, redness and pimples. To improve their self-confidence, they use medication for a clearer and better skin. In this case, a popular option for treating rosacea is Mirvaso Gel.


What are the side-effects of Mirvaso Gel? 

Mirvaso Gel comes with side-effects, as most medications and drugs do. Just because these side-effects are common doesn’t mean that everybody will experience them. However, you should be aware of what is considered a common side-effect and what is considered as uncommon or serious. This way, you’re able to tell if you need to go to the hospital or not.

Here are the most common side-effects that goes with using Mirvaso Gel: 

  • Skin flushing
  • Skin allergy
  • Skin redness
  • Swollen face
  • Swollen lips 

If these common side-effects persist, then you should consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately. 

Some people have also reported uncommon side-effects, which are highlighted in the following:

  • Skin rashes
  • Acne 
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Cold hands
  • Cold feed
  • Dry mouth
  • Headaches 
  • Feeling hot
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Fainting
  • Dizziness
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Worsening rosacea 

Other people may be allergic to this medication, even though this is a rare occurrence. If you experience the following allergic reactions to Mirvaso Gel, don’t wait for these side-effects to go away. Instead, reach out to an emergency hotline as soon as possible or rush yourself to the hospital. 

Allergic reactions include the following:

  • Rashes
  • Itching
  • Swelling of the face, throat, lips or tongue
  • Severe dizziness
  • Difficulty in breathing 

If you’re worried about these side-effects, consult your doctor before taking any of the Mirvaso Gel. Additionally, it’s better to inform your doctor about the results of your treatment and if you feel any adverse effects. That way, they can gauge how well the treatment is going and pull you out of it things start going wrong. 


How do you use Mirvaso Gel?

To use Mirvaso Gel, you need to apply a pea-sized amount once a day every single day. It is recommended that you apply an amount on five parts of your face. This includes the central forehead, the chin, the nose and then on both of your cheeks. Make sure to apply a thin layer on your face as gently and evenly as possible. You should also avoid the eyes and lips as this gel should only be used for the skin. 


Where can you purchase Mirvaso Gel? 

Mirvaso Gel can be purchased at the local pharmacy or at the supermarket. If you want to order one online, then you can do so as many virtual pharmacies are available, especially during the pandemic. However, many of these pharmacies also require a prescription. If you can’t present a prescription, then you might not be given your medication. Some virtual stores offer online consultations with a doctor. This way, you can receive a prescription through online means.

Please note: this page is only to be used as a reference of our price for this medication. If you are approved for Chronic Conditions medication, you will be offered treatment for you and the prescriber to jointly consider. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber's.
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