What is Metronidazole?

Metronidazole is an anti-infective. It reduces redness, inflammation, and number of pimples. It comes in a gel, cream, or lotion form.

What Does Metronidazole Treat?

Metronidazole is primarily used to treat rosacea. However, it may be used for other purposes as well. Before you begin this medication, inform your doctor of any allergic reactions to metronidazole, nitroimidazoles or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives. You should also tell your provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.

How to Use Metronidazole

Metronidazole is used externally only. Wash your hands before and after application and always follow the instructions on your prescription label.

Begin by washing the affected with a mild soap and water. Pat dry and apply a small amount of the medication the affected and gently rub it in. Do not apply to the eyes. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, talk to your health care professional.

You should use this medication consistently at regular intervals. Do not use it more than directed and be sure to finish the full course of medication. This medication should be stored at room temperature, out of reach of children.

Side Effects and Precautions

Always speak to one of our online dermatologists about any medications, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you are taking to ensure there are no possible interactions. You should also discuss the interaction of alcohol and smoking. Common side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dry skin
  • Changes in taste

While these side effects do not require medical treatment, if they continue or become bothersome, report it to your doctor. The following side effects should be reported to your provider ASAP:

  • Pain, tingling or numbness in the hands of feet
  • Allergic reactions like skin rash or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

Treating Rosacea with Online Skin Prescription Metronidazole

Make a virtual appointment today with one of our online dermatologists to discuss treating rosacea with an online skin prescription of Metronidazole.