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Metro Lotion is a prescription topical medication used topically to treat the symptoms of rosacea. It may help to decrease redness, swelling, and other symptoms associated with this skin condition. It contains the active ingredient Metronidazole. Metronidazole works by reducing redness, swelling, and inflammation associated with this skin condition.
Metro Lotion can be used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. It is available by prescription only and should only be used as directed by a healthcare professional.
Use and Dosage
Use Metro Lotion on the skin only. Apply the Lotion twice daily, morning and evening, to the entire affected area after washing. Use Metro Lotion exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
To use Metro Lotion, wash and dry your hands before and after applying the lotion. Wash and dry the affected area, then apply a thin layer of the lotion twice daily, morning and evening, or as directed by your doctor. For some strengths of metronidazole topical, your doctor may advise you to apply a thin film once daily to the affected area. Wait for 5 minutes before applying any cosmetics.
Avoid using the lotion around the eye area, unless directed by your doctor, as it may cause watery eyes or tearing of the eyes. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than recommended. If you accidentally get the lotion in your eyes, rinse them with large amounts of cool water.
Common Side Effects of Metro Lotion (Metronidazole):
- Blurred vision
- Dermatitis (skin rash)
- Dry, scaly, or itchy skin
- Eye irritation
- Metallic taste in your mouth
- Mild burning or stinging
- Mild skin redness or irritation
- Nausea or stomach upset
- Numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet
- Redness or other signs of skin irritation not present before use of this medication
- Stinging or burning of the skin
- Vision changes
Serious Side Effects of Metro Lotion (Metronidazole):
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe stinging or burning after application
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
Forms and Strength
Metro Lotion (Metronidazole) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 0. 75%
- Do not use this lotion if you are allergic to metronidazole or any of its other ingredients.
- Metro Lotion is for external use only. Avoid getting lotion in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If the lotion does come in contact with these areas, rinse thoroughly with water.
- If you have a history of blood disorders, such as anemia, you should use Metro Lotion with caution.
- Women who are pregnant or nursing should talk to their doctor before using Metro Lotion.
- This medication may interact with other drugs or supplements that you are taking. Let your doctor know about all medications you are currently taking.
- Metro Lotion may cause skin dryness, redness, and irritation. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using the lotion and talk to your doctor.
- Metro Lotion may interact with alcohol and cause a severe reaction known as the disulfiram-like reaction. Avoid using products containing alcohol while using Metro Lotion and for at least 24 hours after the last use.
- If you have a history of nerve disorders, such as epilepsy or multiple sclerosis, use Metro Lotion with caution.
- Avoid using Metro Lotion on broken, damaged, or inflamed skin.
- This medication may cause photosensitivity, which can increase your risk of sunburn. Protect your skin from the sun while using Metro Lotion.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Metro Lotion be used on all types of skin?
Metro Lotion is generally safe for all skin types, but it may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some individuals. If you experience any unusual symptoms, stop using the lotion and talk to your doctor.
How long does it take for Metro Lotion to work?
The duration of treatment with Metro Lotion may vary based on the severity of the skin condition being treated. Be sure to follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist.
Is Metro Lotion safe to use with other skin care products?
It is generally safe to use Metro Lotion with other skin care products, but you should avoid using products that contain alcohol, as this can cause a severe reaction known as the disulfiram-like reaction.
Can Metro Lotion interact with other medications?
Metro Lotion may interact with other drugs or supplements that you are taking. Let your doctor know about all medications you are currently taking.
It's important to purchase Metro Lotion from verified Canadian pharmacy.