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What is MetroGel?

Rosacea cant be cured, but with the proper treatment it can definitely be controlled. MetroGel provides a simple solutions designed to control rosacea and improve the skins look by assisting in the reduction of inflammatory lesions and redness associated with all levels of rosacea. With regular use and a good skin care regimen, MetroGel will help you control rosacea and achieve healthy, glowing skin.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a condition that primarily affects the skin of the face and typically first appears between the ages of 30 and 60 as a transient flushing or blushing on the nose, cheeks, chin or forehead, and is usually discovered at its early and mildest stages. Because the early symptoms often masquerade as a sunburn, rash or allergy, many rosacea sufferers fail to realize they have a condition that can be treated.

If left untreated, the disease may eventually progress to inflammatory rosacea, with its papules and pustules. These are small, red, pus-filled bumps that resemble pimples. In severe cases, the nose may become red and swollen from excess tissue, a condition called rhinophyma, which gave the late comedian W.C. Fields his trademark red, bulbous nose. Knowing the symptoms and seeking medical treatment are the best defenses against the social and psychological trauma of rosacea. Your dermatologist can help determine if MetroGel®, MetroLotion® or MetroCream® is right for you.

How is it used?

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Wash and completely dry the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do NOT use 2 doses at once.

Possible Side Effects

Side effects that may go away during treatment, include redness, mild dryness, burning, or skin irritation. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Important Information

It may take several weeks for this medicine to work. Do not stop using this medicine without checking with your doctor. Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes or on the inside of your nose or mouth.

FOR WOMEN: THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.

Important Patient Information

METRONIDAZOLE - TOPICAL (MET-roe-NYE-da-zole) COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Metrocream, Metrogel, Metrolotion, Noritate

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

USES: This medication is used on the skin to treat a certain skin disorder known as rosacea, a type of adult acne. It may help to decrease redness, swelling and the number of pimples caused by rosacea. This medication is an antibiotic. For the treatment of rosacea, metronidazole is believed to work by decreasing swelling (inflammation). Some brands of this medication also contain sunscreens (see also Notes section).

HOW TO USE: Use this medication on the skin only. Wash and dry your hands before and after applying this medication. Wash and dry the area to be treated. Wait 15 minutes, then apply a thin layer of medication usually once or twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. Wait 5 minutes before applying cosmetics. Avoid using this medication around the eye area, unless directed by your doctor. Watery eyes or tearing of the eyes may occur if this medication is applied too close to the eyes. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this occurs, rinse your eyes with large amounts of cool water. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same times each day. It may take about three weeks before any improvement is seen, and up to nine weeks for full benefit. If no improvement is seen after three weeks, consult your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS: Stinging, burning, skin irritation, dryness, redness, metallic taste, nausea, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have this unlikely but serious side effect: tingling or numbness of the hands and feet. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using metronidazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other nitroimidazole antibiotics (such as tinidazole); or to other ingredients in this product; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood disorders (blood dyscrasias). This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This drug passes into breast milk. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin). This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

OVERDOSE: If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. If using the lotion, do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Prescribing Information

This product information is intended for United States residents only. Before prescribing, please refer to the patient information. You can view the document and also download it on your computer. You may also consider printing out a copy for yourself.

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How will the package look like?

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Your medications will arrive safely in a standard FedEx or U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail envelope. The packaging is discreet, with no exterior invoice or packing slip, to ensure that the contents are kept confidential. We provide the high level of privacy you should expect from an experienced online facilitator.

How is the medication packaged?

How is the medication packaged? Customer testimonial

Your medication will be contained inside a blister pack. The prescription label clearly indicates all of the vital information regarding your order.

The manufacturer of your authentic, brand-name product, along with a lot number, appears on the blister pack labeling. You will receive only FDA-approved medications, not the counterfeit versions provided by many unethical mail order pharmacies.

Due to the design of our packaging, you can quickly account for the correct quantity of medication that you ordered.