Metronidazole, Noritate or Metrogel cream or gel is used for the treatment of rosacea, that is an infection of skin of the nose, forehead, and cheeks which is marked by redness, flushing, and an acne like rash.
Metronidazole, Noritate or Metrogel has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties. It is thought that these properties reduce the inflammation, redness, and clear up the acne like rash.
Metronidazole, Noritate or Metrogel is generally well tolerated, but skin irritations can occur - dryness, stinging.
People should avoid applying Metronidazole, Noritate or Metrogel cream or gel in or around the eyes.
Metronidazole, Noritate or Metrogel should not be applied with other creams, gels, or ointments, because the effectiveness of both will be reduced. When applying Metronidazole, Noritate or Metrogel, the skin should be cleaned thoroughly, then the cream or gel can be applied.
British J of Dermatology 1983;108(3):327
Drug Invest 1990;2(4):242
The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.