Metrogel Pump is a 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).
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common side-effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side-effects:
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Q: What should I avoid while using MetroGel Pump?
A: Do not take by mouth. MetroGel Pump is for use only on the skin. If this medication gets in your eyes, rinse with water. Do not use topical metronidazole in the vagina.