21st July 2012 06:02 PM
Hi I have read Moxonidine could be a potentially useful drug in the combat to fight flushing as a result of Rosacea.
I have never used this medication before and was just wondering does it reduce the permanent redness associated with Rosacea?
Also what dosage are people using to help control their Rosacea? Is this dosage anywhere near to a person using the medication for depression etc?
I have read that this medication is supposed to have less side effects than some other beta blockers, is this correct? I realise everyone reacts differently but was just wondering on paper does moxonidine have less side effects?
Thanks a lot in advance!
23rd July 2012 11:51 AM
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23rd July 2012 03:28 PM
Moxonodine is taken either twice or three times a day (200mcg each time). It is a very helpful start to controlling flushing, and one of the safest medicines for controlling flushing. The advantage of moxonodine over clonidine is that it doesn't wear off over time. Nevertheless some people do find clonidine more helpful for flushing, others find moxonodine more helpful. However, it would not be advisable to take the two together as they are both alpha blockers.
In terms of treating depression, I think you are referring to mirtazapine (an anti-depressant), which is taken at 15mg once per day by most rosacea sufferers who do take it. Sometimes they double the dose, to 30mg but this carries greater side effects potentially. 30mg is a common dose for depression, although some people with depression take either 15mg or as much as 45mg.
23rd July 2012 03:57 PM