When treating rosacea with MetroCream, dosing guidelines are the same for everyone. These instructions call for applying the cream to the skin twice daily. Make sure to apply the cream to the entire affected area, and do not get the cream too close to the eyes. Applying MetroCream after you have used a mild skin cleanser can help minimize rosacea symptoms.
An Introduction to Dosing With MetroCreamThere is only one standard dose of MetroCream® (metronidazole cream), regardless of the severity of your rosacea. Therefore, if the product is not working for you, a different medication might be more appropriate. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Recommended MetroCream Dosage for RosaceaThe standard instructions for MetroCream 0.75% cream are to apply it twice daily to the entire area after cleansing the skin. Choose a mild cleanser to help minimize rosacea symptoms. For maximum effectiveness, do not "spot treat" and do not just apply MetroCream during flares. Treat the entire area, every day. However, people who have occasional flares may need to only treat the area during the flares.
You may apply cosmetics after applying MetroCream.
General Information on Using MetroCreamSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with MetroCream include the following:
- Do not apply the cream too close to the eyes, as it can be irritating to the eyes.
- Let your healthcare provider know if your skin seems to be getting worse, as some people can have skin reactions to MetroCream.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your MetroCream dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.