If you are about to start Metrocream, speak with your doctor about what you need to know.
Metrocream is used to keep rosacea under control, reducing the redness of the skin, as well as the number of pimples. Metrocream can only be obtained with a doctor’s prescription.
To use Metrocream properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. Do not apply Metrocream near the eye area. In the case of contact with the eyes, flush with cool tap water. If irritation persists, consult your doctor.
In the case of contact with the eyes, flush with cool tap water. If irritation persists, consult your doctor.
Wash the affected areas thoroughly with mild soap, rinse well, and pat dry prior to application. Apply medicine thinly, using enough of the product to cover the affected areas.
Continue using every day for at least 9 weeks or until rosacea symptoms disappear.
The amount to be applied generally depends on each patient. Follow the doctor’s prescription or the directions printed on the label.
The amount to be applied depends on the strength of the medicine and the severity of your rosacea.
Topical metronidazole in cream, lotion, or gel form, is usually applied in morning and evening for at least nine weeks or until advised by the doctor. For children, the dose must be determined by the doctor.
In the case of a missed dose, apply it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one and follow your regular dosing schedule.
Keep the tube or jar away from moisture, heat, and direct light. Keep out of children’s reach and away from freezing. Throw away outdated medicine.
Before using Metrocream, there are some precautions you must take. If rosacea symptoms do not improve in 3 weeks, or if the symptoms become worse, visit your doctor right away. Nevertheless, full improvement may take up to 9 weeks or longer.
Expect minor stinging or burning sensation after application, which may last for a few minutes. If irritation persists, contact your doctor.
You may still use cosmetics while using topical metronidazole, but it is advisable to use only the oil-free variants. Also, it is advisable to apply makeup not too often or too heavily, as it may make the symptoms worse.
As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Metrocream. Side effects, such as flare-ups may occur, but may also go away as the body adjusts to treatment.
Check with your doctor if the condition gets worse or you experience flare-ups during treatment,which do not subside in a matter of days. You may report the side effects of topical metronidazole to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.