Use twice a day.
Keep out of strong sunlight and do not use sunbeds, as your skin may become more sensitive than usual.
If your skin becomes irritated or dry, cut down on how often you are using the preparation for a few days until your skin recovers.
|Type of medicine||Antibacterial skin preparation|
|Used for||Rosacea, infected skin ulcers and wounds|
|Also called||Acea®, Anabact®, Metrosa®, Metrogel®, Rosiced®, Rozex®, Zyomet®|
|Available as||Cream or gel|
Metronidazole gel and cream are used to treat the skin condition called rosacea (sometimes referred to as acne rosacea). Rosacea is a skin condition that affects parts of your face. Symptoms of rosacea include flushing, redness, and small lumpy red spots. Although it can look similar to acne, it is, however, a different condition.
Metronidazole gel may also be used to reduce unpleasant odours from an infected wound such as a skin ulcer.
This leaflet does not give information about metronidazole when it is taken by mouth. More information on this is available in a separate leaflet called Metronidazole.
To make sure this is the right treatment for you, before you start using metronidazole it is important that your doctor or pharmacist knows:
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. These usually improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side-effects continue or become troublesome.
|Possible side-effect - this affects less than 1 in 10 people who use this cream/gel||What can I do if I experience this?|
|Skin irritation or dryness||Apply less of the preparation or use it less often until the irritation has settled|
If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to this preparation, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.