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Noritate cream is a topical medication consisting of metronidazole, an antibiotic known as nitroimidazoles. We carry the brand choice of this medication in 1% bottles!
Noritate cream is used to treat “adult acne” called rosacea. This is a long-term condition affecting the skin, typically of the face. Symptoms include redness, pimples, swelling, and small and superficial dilated blood vessels, commonly located on the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin. Those who are female, light-skinned (and sun damaged), over the age of 30, smokers, or have a family history of rosacea are more likely to develop this condition.
Noritate cream is effective in the treatment of rosacea because of its ability to decrease inflammation in the face which reduces redness, swelling, and the amount of pimples in rosacea patients.
This medication should only be used on the skin for external use only. Do not digest this medication or get it in your mouth, ears, nose, or eyes. If it comes into contact with these places, rinse thoroughly with water. Follow only the directions given to you by your doctor. Use this medication often to get the most benefit out of it
Apply the cream
1. Always wash your hands before applying medication; this will help prevent the spreading of bacteria and lower the risk of infection.
2. Wash and dry the area you plan on applying the medication to; ensure the area is completely dry before applying the cream.
3. Apply the cream 15 minutes after washing the affected area; apply a thin layer.
4. If you apply makeup; wait 5 minutes after applying Noritate cream before applying any other products.
Do not use Noritate Cream (metronidazole)
Do not use Noritate cream if you are allergic to metronidazole.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
If you have a blood disorder, this medication may make your condition worse; you will likely need a dose adjustment.
Tell your doctor about all medical conditions, medications, and drug allergies you may have/take.
This medical cream is not expected to harm an unborn baby however that does not mean it is not possible. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor.
It is not known if this medication will pass into breast milk or if it will harm a nursing infant. If you are nursing, consult your doctor.
Common side effects of Noritate Cream (metronidazole) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
an allergic reaction: swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat; skin rash; hives; or difficulty breathing.
What drugs may interact with this medical cream?
Drugs that may interact with Noritate cream include alcohol, clotrimazole, disulfiram, lopinavirother topical (skin-applied) medications, tipranavir, and warfarin. If you take these drugs, consult your doctor before using Noritate cream.
How long does it take for this medication to work?
It may take up to 3-4 weeks before you notice significant improvement of your condition.
Is this medication safe for children?
This medication may or may not be safe for children, however, rosacea is more commonly than not an adult condition, therefore children do not usually have this condition nor do they need this medication. If you would like further knowledge on children using Noritate cream, contact your doctor.
What is the best way to store this medication?
Noritate Cream should be stored at room temperature. Protect Noritate Cream from heat and moisture. For safety measures, keep out of reach of children and pets.
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