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What If I Forget to Apply This Gel?

If you forget to apply metronidazole gel as usual, it is typically advised to simply skip your missed dose and continue with your regular schedule.

How Does Metronidazole Gel Work?

At this time, it is not yet known how metronidazole gel works for treating rosacea. The active ingredient (metronidazole) is an antibiotic. Metronidazole may have some immune-suppressing and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help with rosacea as well.

When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with metronidazole gel include the following:
  • Apply this medication on the affected areas once or twice a day, depending on the strength of the product.
  • You may use a mild cleanser before applying metronidazole gel, and you may apply cosmetics after applying it.
  • Do not apply the gel too close to the eyes.
  • For metronidazole gel to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Storage Information

Metronidazole gel should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children and pets.

Is There a Generic Version?

At this time, the 0.75% (but not 1%) formulation of this product is available in generic form (see Generic Metrogel).

Who Makes Metronidazole Gel?

Brand-name metronidazole 1% gel (sold under the name Metrogel) is made by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. Metronidazole 0.75% gel is available in generic form only and is made by various manufacturers, such as Fougera and G&W Laboratories, Inc.

Metronidazole Gel Information

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