medication information

Metronidazole Formula

We want to make sure you fully understand your treatment. 
Below outlines the benefits, expectations, and risks with 
Metronidazole Formula.

Metronidazole is a topical medication with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used for the treatment of rosacea. It helps reduce breakouts and may also help with facial redness.


Metronidazole should be applied to your face once or twice a day, as recommended by your dermatologist.

  • After gently washing your face, apply a small pea-sized amount to your entire face. Avoid applying the medication near your eyelids or around the corners of your mouth and nose.
  • Always apply a facial moisturizer either immediately before, or immediately after.
  • Metronidazole works best to prevent breakouts, not as a spot treatment.

Tips to avoid irritation:

It is not uncommon to experience some occasional redness and peeling from metronidazole, especially during the first few weeks of treatment. To reduce your side effects, follow these tips:

  • You can start out using the medication once a day, and increase to twice daily use after a couple of weeks if you do not experience any irritation.
  • Skip a night or two if your skin becomes irritated, but continue to apply a facial moisturizer. You can resume the medication once the irritation has subsided.

Consistent usage is key!

If you become pregnant while taking this medication, discontinue use immediately and message your doctor for an alternative.

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