Typical Brand Names: Metrogel
MetroGel® topical gel treatment provides important steps in your skin care regimen. This water-based, special greaseless formula, designed for normal to oily skin, assists in the reduction of inflammatory lesions and redness associated with all levels of rosacea. MetroGel® is non-comedogenic and therefore soothing and non-irritating for the skin. A thin layer, applied to the entire affected areas after washing, is highly recommended for optimal benefits.
Rosacea can't be cured, but with the proper treatment it can definitely be controlled. MetroGel/MetroLotion/MetroCream provide simple solutions designed to control rosacea and improve the skin's 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.