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What is MetroGel used for?

MetroGel is a used to treat certain inflamed skin rashes such as rosacea. Rosacea causes long-term inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, and/or eyelids, with increased redness or acne-like eruptions in these areas of the face.  MetroGel is not a cure for this condition, but it reduces the symptoms of rosacea such as inflammation and redness of the skin.

You can buy MetroGel online at My Drug Center. We have the MetroGel generic, called Metronidazole Gel, available for purchase as well.


How does MetroGel work?

MetroCream is a topical medication that contains the active ingredient Metronidazole, which is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. When applied as directed, MetroCream is absorbed into the skin where it interferes with the production of the chemicals that cause inflammation and swelling.

Before taking MetroGel, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Apply and rub in a thin film of the topical gel, cream, or lotion twice daily, morning and evening, to the entire affected area after washing. For some strengths of metronidazole topical, your doctor may advise you to apply a thin film once daily to the affected area.

Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Metronidazole dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The MetroGel dosage that you use will depend on your condition and your age. Use the MetroGel dosage exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose without consulting your doctor first.


MetroGel may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Be sure to discuss other medical conditions, known allergies, and list any over-the-counter or prescription medications, and herbal products you are currently taking.

Side Effects

Some MetroGel side effects include:

Mild burning or stinging, numbness or tingly in your hands or feet, mild skin redness or irritation, dry or itchy skin, nausea, and metallic taste in your mouth

If any side effects of Metronidazole become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


What is Metronidazole Gel used for?

MetroGel is used for treatment of inflamed skin rashes such as Rosacea. This is a skin condition that causes long-term inflammation in the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, and possibly the eyelids as well. This medication is a topical gel, its active ingredient Metronidazole, is an antibiotic that fights off the harmful bacteria in your body.


How do you know if Metronidazole Gel is working?

While it may a couple weeks, you should start to see a decrease in inflammation, redness and the number of pimples caused by Rosacea. However, if you do not see improvement by the third week, you should speak with your doctor.


How fast does Metronidazole Gel work?


As long as you see steady improvements, it may take up to 9 weeks for MetroGel to work, before you see a full improvement.



How to use Metronidazole Gel?


This medication is a topical gel and is for use on the skin only. In order to use MetroGel correctly, first, you should wash and dry your hands thoroughly before applying this medication. Be sure to wait for about 15 minutes before you begin the procedure. When ready, apply a thin layer of the medication on the affected area and gently rub in. This is usually done once or twice a day, or as directed to you by your doctor.



How long does Metronidazole Gel stay in your system?


It takes about 44 hours before this medication is fully cleared from your system.

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