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MetroGel is a topical medication prescribed to treat rosacea (adult acne). MetroGel contains the antibiotic Metronidazole to help decrease redness, swelling, inflammation and the number of pimples caused by rosacea.
MetroGel can be applied after washing your hands and the effected areas. Allow 15 minutes after washing before applying the topical cream. Measure out a small amount and then apply a thin layer of the medication to your skin, and wait at least 5 minutes before wearing any cosmetics. You should apply MetroGel once daily or as directed by your doctor.
Avoid applying the medication near the eyes. Your eyes are sensitive to the medication and could tear up as a result. If eye contact occurs, rinse and flush thoroughly with cold water.
MetroGel may have ingredients that could induce an allergic reaction. Speak with your doctor regarding known allergies or sensitivities before using this medication. Additionally you should consult your doctor about prior medical conditions relating to blood disorders. Disclose any medications or supplements you are taking to ensure there are no interactions while taking MetroGel.
Some side effects can include: skin stinging/burning/irritation/dryness/ redness/scaling/itching, metallic taste, nausea, headache, numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet, cough, stuffy nose, sore throat, cold symptoms, or vaginal itching or discharge.
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help managing any side effects that become too severe during your treatment with MetroGel.
Q: Can I take MetroGel while pregnant?
A: You should consult your doctor to discuss the risk involved with taking MetroGel while pregnant. This medication can pass into the breast milk of a nursing mother. It is recommended to consult with your doctor before using this medication while breast feeding.
Q: How should I store MetroGel?
A: This should be stored at room temperature away from children and pets. Never dispose this medication in wastewater. If you are unsure of how to safely dispose unwanted or expired medications speak with your local pharmacist for disposal options.
Q: What if I miss a dose?
A: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your missed does is close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the scheduled dose to avoid double dosing.
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