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How Does Metrogel Work?

If your healthcare provider has prescribed Metrogel® (metronidazole gel), you may be wondering how this drug works. It is not exactly clear how Metrogel works for treating rosacea. The active ingredient (metronidazole) is an antibiotic. Metronidazole may also have some immune-suppressing and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help with rosacea as well.
This medicated skin gel is specifically approved for treating the bumps and pimples caused by rosacea. It may also help with redness and dryness, although it is not approved for this specific use. Side effects may include skin burning, scaling, and stinging.
(For more details on how this drug works, click Metrogel. This article provides a complete overview on this medicated skin product, including dosing instructions, available strengths, and what your healthcare provider needs to know before you use it.)
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