Metrogel is an antibiotic that contains metronidazole. Metronidazole is a part of the group of medicines that have antiprotozoal and antibacterial effect. It is prescribed for skin infections and skin inflammation and is most commonly prescribed for rosacea, as an ointment to be put on the affected area.
Metrogel, which contains the medication metronidazole, is very effective in the treatment of skin infections and inflammation. When it is used as a topical ointment for the treatment of rosacea, you will start seeing an improvement after three or four weeks. The course is usually 8 weeks long.
Metrogel contains metronidazole, which kills the anaerobic bacteria that is responsible for skin infections and inflammation. It does this by interfering with their DNA, applied to the skin to treat a chronic inflammatory condition called rosacea, which causes inflammation, acne like eruptions and redness on the face.
Metrogel is a medication that generally everybody can use. It has many benefits, the main ones are listed below.
It soothes inflammation caused by adult acne.
The topical ointment may have fewer side effects compared to oral tablets for the same problem.
It can be used by adults of all ages.
You can apply makeup after using the cream.
Metrogel is a prescription-only medication. Generally, Metrogel 0.75% is prescribed for skin problems like rosacea. As rosacea may take time to respond to antibiotics, you might see the results in 3-4 weeks. You should not stop using Metrogel until your prescription ends, even if you start seeing results early on. Do not skip doses even if your symptoms improve because skipping doses might lead to a further infection that is resistant to antibiotics.
Metrogel is a topical ointment that is used for skin problems like rosacea. To apply, first clean your face with warm water and mild soap. Then take a small amount of Metrogel on your fingertips and apply evenly as a thin layer on your face. Wash your hands after you use this ointment.
Metrogel is generally a safe medication, but here’s when and who should exercise caution:
If you have a blood disorder, you should not use Metrogel.
Patients using Metrogel should avoid exposure to sun beds or spending too much time in the sun.
You should not use Metrogel if you are allergic to metronidazole or any of its ingredients. Metrogel should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Metrogel is generally a safe medication. But as with all medicines, there might be a few rare cases of side effects which include:
A mild burning sensation on the skin
Skin redness or irritation
Dry or itchy skin
Precautions that you need to take while applying Metrogel:
Make sure the gel does not get into your eyes. If it does, rinse your eyes with water.
Metrogel is topically applied, so it is not likely that the other medications you are on will be affected by metronidazole. But you should inform our team of the other medication you are on before you are prescribed metronidazole.
You can buy Metrogel from MedsNow, a registered online pharmacy. The medicines are delivered conveniently to your doorstep.
You can store and maintain the Metrogel between 15°C - 25°C, but do not refrigerate it. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the tube and carton.