Mirvaso contains brimonidine which helps restrict blood vessels around the skin. This can help reduce the redness during a flareup

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Mirvaso is a gel which treats a condition called rosacea. Rosacea occurs when your blood vessels are enlarged. The symptoms are redness, flushing and spots. Mirvaso gel causes the blood vessels in your skin to narrow, and this in turn reduces the symptoms. The gel needs to be applied every day and is easy to use.

With Superdrug Online Doctor you can order your prescription for Mirvaso online. To place an order you need to fill in our brief medical questionnaire and upload an image. Our doctor will use your information to diagnose your condition and check that the treatment is suitable for you.

You can use your Superdrug Online Doctor digital prescription to buy Mirvaso at any pharmacy in Ireland.

Mirvaso Prices

Pack Size Price
3.3 mg/g - 30 g - 1 tube
3.3 mg/g - 30 g - 2 tubes
3.3 mg/g - 30 g - 3 tubes

How it Works

About Mirvaso

How is Mirvaso used?

Mirvaso is used on a daily basis and it reduces symptoms of rosacea for the duration of one day. If you forget to apply the gel you may find you see that your skin goes back to being red on that day. When applying Mirvaso, use a pea-sized amount and spread it evenly across your face, covering your forehead, cheeks, chin and nose.

You must not use Mirvaso on eyes, lips or inside the nose. If the rosacea cream touches any of these areas, wash it off immediately using plenty of water.

If you would like to put on make up or use other creams/cosmetic products, wait until Mirvaso has soaked in and dried before applying them.


The medicine or ‘active ingredient’ in Mirvaso gel is called brimonidine. Brimonidine is the substance which prevents the symptoms of rosacea. It acts on your blood vessels and shrinks them to reduce redness, swelling and flushes. Every gram of Mirvaso contains 3.3mg of brimonidine.

The gel is opaque and can be white to light yellow.

Mirvaso Side Effects

Mirvaso can cause side effects in some patients.

Common side effects include:

  • skin redness
  • flushing

Uncommon side effects include:

  • acne
  • skin rash
  • worsening of existing rosacea
  • swelling of the eyelid
  • cold hands and feet
  • feeling hot
  • headache
  • nasal congestion
  • dry mouth

Please read the patient leaflet for a full list of risks and side effects.

Mirvaso is a rosacea gel for adults only and must be kept out of reach of children at all times. It must not be used during pregnancy or by women who are breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor if you are regularly consuming alcohol.

Do not use Mirvaso if you are allergic to brimonidine or any other ingredient.

Do not take Mirvaso if you are taking:

  • certain medicines used for depression or Parkinson’s disease including monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors
  • tricyclic or tetracyclic antidepressants (for example imipramine, maprotiline, mianserin or mirtazapin)

Tell our doctor if you are taking:

  • painkillers
  • medicines used for psychiatric disorders
  • medicines used to treat hyperactivity
  • medicines used to treat hypertension such as alpha-antagonists
  • alpha-blockers, beta-blockers or calcium channel blockers
  • medicines used to treat sleep disorders
  • medicines used to treat asthma or a slow heart rate (for example prazosin or isoprenaline; or medicines used to treat heart problems (for example digoxin)

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