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Metronidazole (Noritate, Metrogel) Drug for Rosacea: Use, Side Effects, Interactions




Metronidazole
(Noritate and Metrogel, United States and Canada)

More drugs used for Rosacea.

Use:

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.

How It Works:

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.

Side Effects:

Metronidazole, Noritate or Metrogel is generally well tolerated, but skin irritations can occur - dryness, stinging.

Cautions for People:

People should avoid applying Metronidazole, Noritate or Metrogel cream or gel in or around the eyes.

Drug Interactions:

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.

Further Reading:

British J of Dermatology 1983;108(3):327
Drug Invest 1990;2(4):242

Added to Virtual Drugstore August 1996.

The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.













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