Metrolotion Metronidazole and/or alternatives
Metrolotion 0.75%Manufacturer: Galderma Canada Inc. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
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Description of Metrolotion
Metrolotion is an imidazole, therapeutically classified as an antibacterial and antiprotozoal agent. It contains Metronidazole as its active ingredient, each gram of which contains 7.5mg of the generic drug. The lotion also contains stearyl alcohol, potassium sorbate, polyethylene glycol, light mineral oil, purified water, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, cyclomethicone, and carbomer and benzyl alcohol. pH is adjusted with lactic acid or sodium hydroxide.
Indications & Dosage of Metrolotion
Your doctor will recommend you to buy Metrolotion in order to treat skin lesions caused due to rosacea, a type of acne in adults. The medicine works by reducing swelling, redness and number of pimples caused due to rosacea. It fights the bacteria that are responsible for causing the condition.
Your doctor will advise you to apply thin layer of the lotion on the affected area two times a day. Wash the affected area before applying the drug. If you are advised to apply the lotion two times per day, do that once in the morning and once in the evening.
You do not need to rub the lotion in, as it is supposed to dry on its own within 5 minutes. Once the lotion dries out, you can even apply cosmetics on your face or the affected area.
Side Effects & Interactions of Metrolotion
Some of the side effects commonly associated with Metrolotion include:
- Mild stinging or burning at the site of application
- Stuffy nose, cough, throat soreness, cold symptoms
- Tingling or numbness in feet or hands
- Vaginal discharge or itching
- Itchy, scaly or dry skin
- Metallic taste in mouth
You should stop using Metrolotion if you develop severe burning or stinging at the site of application. Also discontinue using it if you develop signs of an allergic reaction. Such signs include hives on the body, severe dizziness, facial swelling or difficulty breathing. Seek medical attention if any of these signs persist even after discontinuing the treatment.
Do not buy Metrolotion if you are already using any blood thinners, such as warfarin, as severe drug interactions may occur. In addition to this, inform your doctor about all the medicines you are using at present, whether oral, topical or injectable. Inform him or her about all the prescription or non-prescription drugs you use. The duration of treatment depends on the severity of rosacea you are suffering from, other medical conditions you are suffering from and how your body responds to Metrolotion.
Warnings & Precautions of Metrolotion
Do not use Metrolotion if you have an allergy to any of its ingredients. Also inform your doctor if you have decreased white cell count in your blood, or a blood cell disorder like anemia, as dosage adjustments and special tests may need to be made.
Metrolotion is to be used topically only, and should not be taken orally. Avoid getting the lotion in contact with your eyes, nose, mouth, ears or vagina, as severe burning or stinging may take place. If this takes place, wash the area properly with cool water. Seek medical help if irritation, stinging or burning persists.