Buy Metrogel from Canadian & International Pharmacies
Metrogel (Metronidazole)and/or alternatives
Metrogel 0.75% from $0.52 USD/gramMetrogel 0.75%
Marketed as Roza Gel in Turkey
Manufactured by: Orva Pharma
Product of Turkey. Shipped from TurkeyRxPrescription Required
Metrogel 0.75% is also available from United KingdomMetrogel 0.75% from $0.58 USD/gramMetrogel 0.75%
Marketed as Rozex Gel in European Union
Manufactured by: Galderma UK Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Metrogel 1% from $1.05 USD/gramMetrogel 1%
Marketed as Metrogel Pump in Canada
Manufactured by: Galderma Canada Inc.
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
Metronidazole 0.75% from $0.73 USD/gramMetronidazole 0.75%
Generic Alternative to Metrogel
Manufactured by: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
General Information on Metrogel
Metrogel is prescribed for the treatment of a specific type of adult acne (rosacea). It is used to reduce swelling, redness, and pimple formation caused due to rosacea.
Metronidazole, the main active ingredient in the medication, is an antibiotic. It works by reducing inflammation. The drug penetrates the bacterial cells and interferes with DNA and damages it. Metronidazole also prevents the bacterial cells from forming new DNA, which leads to the death of bacterial cells.
Metrogel is available in the form of a topical gel. The concentration of Metronidazole in Metrogel is 7.5%. It is a prescription medication, which means you should not buy Metrogel and use it without consulting your doctor.
Side effects of Metrogel
Nausea, skin irritation, metallic taste in the mouth, headache, stinging, dryness, redness, and burning are some less serious side effects associated with the use of Metrogel. These side effects generally wane over time as your body gets used to the medication. However, if they persist or become bothersome, you should consult your doctor immediately.
Metrogel may also cause severe side effects or allergic reactions in some people. Numbness or tingling sensation in the feet or hands are some severe side effects associated with the drug. In rare cases, the drug may cause allergic reactions such as severe dizziness, rashes, trouble breathing, swelling of the throat, face, or tongue, or itching. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice or experience severe side effects or allergic reactions after applying Metrogel.
It is not necessary that every person using this topical gel will experience some side effect. Many people using Metrogel do not complain about any side effects. You should remember that your doctor has recommended this medication for your treatment because he/she is of the opinion that the benefits of the drug are far greater than its side effects.
Dosage of Metrogel
Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding the use of the medication. The topical gel should be applied only to the skin. Wash your hands before and after using Metrogel.
Wash the area where the medication will be applied. Pat it dry and wait for at least 15 minutes before applying Metrogel. Smear a thin film or coat over the affected area. Wait for 5 minutes before using cosmetics on the skin (where the medication is applied).
Do not apply Metrogel around the eyes unless deemed safe by your doctor. Apply Metrogel at the same time every day to get the best results from the treatment. Do not stop using the medication if you don’t see any improvement as it may take around 3 weeks before you see any improvement in your condition.
If you are using two drugs, than there is a possibility of drug interactions, which may cause side effects. Metrogel is to be applied only on the skin and a very tiny percent of the medication is absorbed in the bloodstream. Therefore, there is a negligible chance that it may interact with other oral drugs you are using.
To reduce the risk of side effects, inform your doctor about every drug you are taking before you buy Metrogel, including prescription drugs (especially blood thinners such as Warfarin), over the counter medicines, and herbal supplements.
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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.