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Metrocream (Metronidazole)and/or alternatives
Metrocream 0.75% from $0.78 USD/gramMetrocream 0.75%
Marketed as Rozex Cream in European Union
Manufactured by: Galderma UK Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Metronidazole 0.75% from $0.71 USD/gramMetronidazole 0.75%
Generic Alternative to Metrocream
Marketed as Metronidazole Cream in European Union
Manufactured by: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
General Information on Metrocream
Metrocream is specifically recommended for the treatment of rosacea or adult acne. The ointment helps reduce the number of pimples, swelling and redness caused by rosacea.
Metronidazole, the main active ingredient in the medication is an antibiotic. It works by interfering in bacterial DNA synthesis that prevents the bacteria from multiplying which results in death of bacteria. The drug also works to reduce the inflammation caused by rosacea.
Metrocream is available in the form of a topical cream. It may cause side effects in some cases, so you should exercise caution regarding use of this topical cream. To reduce the risk of side effects, consult your doctor before you buy Metrocream.
Side effects of Metrocream
Metrocream may cause mild to severe side effects in some people. Nausea, dryness, stinging, redness or burning sensation on the applied area, skin irritation, vaginal itching or discharge, metallic taste in your mouth are some less serious side effects associated with Metrocream.
You may also experience less serious side effects such as sore throat, cough, numbness/tingling sensation in your feet or hands, stuffy nose, cold symptoms, scaly/dry/itchy skin. These side effects generally wane with time as your body gets used to the medication. However, if they persist or become bothersome, then you should consult your doctor immediately.
Some people may also experience allergic reactions such as swelling of the mouth, throat, tongue or lips, hives, difficulty breathing after applying Metrocream . The medication may also cause some severe side effects in rare cases.
Mental/mood changes, signs of other infections (persistent sore throat, fever), seizures are some rare severe side effects that some people may experience after using Metrocream. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice or experience any severe side effects or allergic reactions after using the medication.
Pregnant women should learn about the risks and benefits of using the drug from their doctor and then use the medication. The drug passes into breast milk and may harm the nursing baby, so nursing mothers should not buy Metrocream and use it without consulting their doctor.
Dosage of Metrocream
Your doctor will give specific instructions regarding application of the medication. You must wash your hands before you apply Metrocream. Clean the skin area where the medication will be applied with water and dry it before applying the cream. Wait for 15 minutes and then apply a thin coat of Metrocream on the affected skin area.
You must wait for five minutes after applying the medication before you apply any cosmetics on the skin area where the medication is applied. Apply Metrocream at the same time everyday to get maximum benefits from the treatment. Do not apply Metrocream around the eye area unless your doctor has recommended it.
Metrocream may potentially interact with other medicines you are using and cause side effects. To reduce the risk of side effects due to drug interactions, tell doctor about every medication you are using before starting the treatment. Tell him/her about prescription medicines, over the counter drugs, other skin ointments and herbal supplements you are using.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.