I recently tried to refill my prescription for Finacea, and I was surprised to learn that it was going to cost $203.91 after my insurance picked up part of the bill. Yikes! I really feel like I need the Finacea, but the price got me searching for alternatives.
Finacea can be purchased without a prescription in Australia. If you're willing to pay for shipping, you can order it online. For some reason, this makes me a bit nervous...is it legal to buy medicine from other countries? I'm not sure. But, it's for sale on Amazon. Click here to check it out. Even with shipping, it's less expensive than prescription Finacea in the US. A lot less expensive.
Another alternative might be Melazepam cream. It has the same active ingredient as Finacea, but it is sold at places like the Vitamin Shoppe and Amazon. Several users on the Rosacea Support Group have recommended this product.
Of course, you should not try any of these alternatives without first consulting with your doctor. I am not a doctor. I'm just someone suffering from rosacea, who happens to have insurance that doesn't cover Finacea.