Metronidazole (Noritate)

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

Metronidazole (Noritate) is a topical medication with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used for the treatment of rosacea.


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

  • 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 after.

Tips to avoid irritation:

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

  • Make sure you are only applying a small, pea-sized amount. Using more does not mean it will work better.
  • You can start out using the medication once a day, and increase to twice daily use if you do not experience any irritation after a couple of weeks.
  • Skip a night or two if your skin becomes irritated, but still apply a facial moisturizer. You can resume the medication once the irritation has subsided.

Consistent usage is key!