MetroCream Medication Information
MetroCream® (metronidazole cream) is a medication prescribed for the treatment of bumps and pimples caused by a skin problem called rosacea. It is approved for use only in adults age 18 and older.
The medicine comes in the form of a cream that is applied to the affected areas of the skin twice daily. This dose is the same for everyone, regardless of the severity of your rosacea. There is also a generic version of the drug available. Possible side effects may include skin irritation, such as stinging, itching, and burning.
Before using MetroCream, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know about your alcohol consumption, as you may not be able to consume alcohol while using this skin cream.
(For more information on this medication, click MetroCream. This full-length article provides information on how this skin medicine works, dosing instructions, and safety issues to be aware of before beginning treatment.)