What is Metrogel (Metronidazole Gel)?
Metrogel is a topical (applied directly to the skin) rosacea treatment. Metrogel rosacea treatment is used to help treat the pimples, pustules and redness of rosacea.
How does Metrogel (Metronidazole Gel) work?
Metrogel contains the active ingredient metronidazole. Metronidazole belongs to a group of medicines called antiprotozoal and antibacterial agents. Metronidazole is clinically proven to help control infection and inflammation that occur in certain skin problems, like rosacea.
By reducing infection and inflammation, metronidazole works to alleviate rosacea symptoms. However, there is no cure for rosacea.
How do you use Metrogel?
Always wash and dry the affected area before applying Metrogel. Apply a thin layer of the gel to the affected area and rub it in well.
Apply Metrogel ONCE in the morning and ONCE in the evening.
Always take this medicine as it has been prescribed to you.
You should avoid alcohol while using Metrogel.
How effective is Metrogel?
Metrogel is a clinically proven way of managing your rosacea symptoms. However, in addition to using a topical medication, you should avoid any of your known rosacea triggers. These could be alcohol, caffeine, stress or strenuous exercise.
What are the most common side effects of Metrogel?
Like all medicines, Metrogel can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. Side effects are typically mild to moderate and only last a short period of time. The most common Metrogel side effects are dry skin, redness of the skin and itching of the skin. For a list of less frequent side effects, please see the patient information leaflet.