This medicine contains the active ingredient metronidazole which belongs to a group of medicines called antiprotozoal and antibacterial agents. This medicines is prescribed for the treatment of patients with rosacea (redness of the face, swelling, sometimes with pus-filled lumps).
Is Metronidazole suitable for me?
Metronidazole is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you are allergic to metronidazole or to other ingredients of this medicine
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- have liver damage
- have blood disorders (anemia)
- have diseases affecting the brain, bone marrow or nerves
- intent to treat a child under the age of 12
- are pregnant
Metronidazole interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Metronidazole?
This medicine is available in form of a cream.
You should take metronidazole exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
- Apply the cream in a thin layer to the affected skin area twice a day, in the morning and in the evening.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Do not miss any doses and use the medicine at the same time each day. Do not apply two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Metronidazole side effects?
Like all medicines Metronidazole can cause side effects, including:
Common side effects:
- dry skin
- redness of the skin
- skin discomfort (burning and stinging)
- irritation of the skin
- deterioration of rosacea
Uncommon side effects:
- numbness and tingling in the fingers
- metallic taste in the mouth
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.