Generic MetroGel (Metronidazole Generoc) fights the bacteria within your facial skin. It has the ingredient Metronidazole that is an antibiotic medicine. This drug eliminates a multitude of germs, recognized collectively because of anaerobic bacteria. Generic Metronidazole is applied on the skin to cope with acne and pressure sores infected by anaerobic germs. These germs have an unpleasant odor; the active ingredient eliminates the bacteria and lessens the scent.
Generic MetroGel can also be used on the skin to handle chronic inflammatory condition known as acne rosacea. In this particular condition there is a long-term inflammation in the cheeks, nasal area, chin, eyelids and forehead, with redness and burning. This medicinal drug can control any kind of bacterial infection as well as inflammation.
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The main ingredient present in generic MetroGel is Metronidazole in 10mg strength. The chemical name of this ingredient is 2-methyl-5-nitro-1 H-imidazole-1-ethanol and its molecular mass is 171.16. The other constituents of this drug are: EDTA, Methyl p-hydroxybenzoate, propylene glycol, betadex, nicotinic acid amide, hydroxyethyl cellulose, propylparaben, methylparabe, phenoxyethanol and purified water.
Metronidazole has the ability to inhibit the synthesis of bacterial microstructure (nucleic acid) by breaking up the DNA of pathogenic bacteria; thus, kills the microbes that creates disharmony in body, particularly skin.
Wash and dry the affected area of the skin gently before you apply MetroGel topical cream.
Apply a thin layer of Generic MetroGel on the affected part, two times in a day.
Put a thin layer of the medicine and gently rub it in completely. You may also apply makeup after applying Metronidazole topical.
Make use of this medication for the entire period of time recommended by your physician. Your signs could get better before the infection is treated.
Follow all the directions and method of application given on the medicinal package or leaflet.
If you miss or skip the application of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible; but if the next dose is approaching, do not apply more, ask your doctor for application schedule.
Do not apply more that the advised quantity, as overdose may rarely irritate your skin, though there are no evidences of any major issue.
Store Generic MetroGel in a cool, dry place and away from direct heat or sunlight.
Before using MetroGel topical cream, inform your physician if you are allergic to it or hypersensitive to the any other medicine.
Tell your doctor if you use other medicines, particularly Warfarin (blood thinner).
Generic MetroGel is ideal for using only on the skin. Do not get this medication inside your eye. In case it goes in the eyes, wash thoroughly with water. Do not use it in the vaginal canal.
Call the doctor if you experience serious stinging or burning after applying this ointment.
Do not use Generic Metronidazole topical to deal with every other skin infection unless your physician has prescribed it.
The healthcare provider is the best person to guide you through the duration of treatment with Generic MetroGel. However, most of the antibiotic preparations used to treat to acne rosacea are suggested to be used for at least 8 weeks. But still it is advisable to ask your doctor about the exact duration of treatment.
Probable Side Effects
Since, MetroGel is a topical gel, it may or may produce side effects, but clinical trials have reported few mild ones on the skin, such as –
Oral medications prepared from Metronidazole can affect the anti-coagulant effect of Warfarin, but the action of topical Metronidazole along with topical blood thinners is not known. Therefore, it is recommended to inform the healthcare advisor about any prescription and OTC medicines (if any) before using Generic MetroGel.
MetroGel topical gel is not advised in people with history of hypersensitivity to Metronidazole and other inactive medicinal agents. At the same time, people having large facial boils and carbuncles should ask their physician about the usage of this topical application.