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Metro Cream is a prescription tropical medication used for the treatment of inflammatory papules and pustules associated with rosacea. It helps to decrease redness, swelling and the number of pimples caused by rosacea.

Metro Cream contains an active ingredient called Metronidazole. Metronidazole belongs to a class of drugs called nitroimidazole antibiotic, which work by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and reducing inflammation.

Use and Dosage

To use Metro Cream, follow these instructions:

  1. Use Metro Cream only on the skin. Do not apply around the eye area, unless directed by your doctor.
  2. Wash and dry your hands before and after applying this medication.
  3. Wash and dry the area to be treated.
  4. Wait 15 minutes, then apply a thin layer of medication usually once or twice daily, or as directed by your doctor.
  5. Wait 5 minutes before applying cosmetics.

Do not get Metro Cream in your eyes. If this occurs, rinse your eyes with large amounts of cool water. Use Metro Cream regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Improvement may take about three weeks, and up to nine weeks for full benefit. If no improvement is seen after three weeks, consult your doctor.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Metro Cream (Metronidazole):

  • Dry, scaly, or itchy skin
  • Metallic taste in your mouth
  • Mild burning or stinging
  • Mild skin redness or irritation
  • Nausea
  • Numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet

Serious Side Effects of Metro Cream (Metronidazole):

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hives
  • Severe stinging or burning where the medicine is applied
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

Forms and Strength

Metro Cream (Metronidazole) is available in the following forms and strength:

Metro Cream: Cream

  • 0.75%

Metronidazole: Cream

  • 0.75%


  • Allergic reactions: Metro Cream may cause an allergic reaction in some people, which can cause symptoms such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Skin irritation: Metro Cream may cause skin irritation, including burning, stinging, itching, dryness, and redness. If these symptoms become severe or do not go away, talk to your doctor.
  • Interaction with other medications: Metro Cream may interact with other medications, including certain antibiotics and blood thinners. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications you are taking before starting Metro Cream.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: The safety of Metro Cream during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not well established. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using Metro Cream.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes: Metro Cream should not be applied to or near the eyes, as it may cause irritation or damage. If the cream gets into your eyes, rinse them thoroughly with water.
  • Blood disorders: Metro Cream may cause changes in blood cell counts, including low white blood cell counts, which can increase the risk of infection. It may also cause low platelet counts, which can cause bleeding and bruising. Patients with blood disorders should use Metro Cream with caution.
  • Neurological symptoms: Metro Cream may cause neurological symptoms, including seizures, confusion, and neuropathy (damage to the nerves that can cause numbness, tingling, or pain). If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using Metro Cream and contact your doctor immediately.
  • Alcohol consumption: You should avoid consuming alcohol while using Metro Cream, as it may cause a disulfiram-like reaction (an unpleasant reaction that can include flushing, headache, nausea, and vomiting) in some people.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long does it take for Metro Cream to work?

The effectiveness of Metro Cream varies from person to person and may take several weeks to start working. Talk to your doctor if you do not see an improvement in your symptoms after several weeks of use.

Can I use Metro Cream if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

The safety of Metro Cream during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not well established. Talk to your doctor before using Metro Cream if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can Metro Cream be used on other parts of the body besides the face?

Metro Cream is primarily used to treat Rosacea on the face, but it may be used on other affected areas of the body as directed by your doctor.

Is Metro Cream safe to use long-term?

The safety of using Metro Cream in the long-term is not well established. Talk to your doctor if you need to use Metro Cream for an extended period.


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