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metronidazole - topical, Metrocream, Metrogel, Metrolot

GENERIC NAME: METRONIDAZOLE - TOPICAL (MET-roe-NYE-da-zole)

BRAND NAME(S): Metrocream, Metrogel, Metrolotion, Noritate

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USES: This 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).




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