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General Information on Metrolotion
Metrolotion is used to treat the chronic skin condition rosacea, a type of skin disease in adults. This skin disorder is also known as adult acne and leads to inflammation and skin eruptions like acne. The medication is intended to reduce the severity of acne, inflammation, and redness caused by rosacea.
Metronidazole, the main active ingredient in the medication, belongs to a group of drugs known as antibiotics. It works by entering the bacterial cells and causing a chemical reaction which kills the bacterial cells.
Metrolotion is available in the form of a topical lotion. The Metronidazole strength in the lotion is 7.5%. It is a prescription medication, which means it is necessary to consult your doctor before you buy Metrolotion.
Side effects of Metrolotion
All medicines have side effects. Metallic taste, stinging, dryness, burning, headache, skin irritation, nausea, and redness are some less serious side effects associated with the drug. These side effects generally wane over time as your body gets used to the drug. However, if they become bothersome or persist, you should consult your doctor.
Some people may also experience severe side effects such as numbness or tingling sensation in the feet and hands. Metrolotion may also cause allergic reactions in rare cases. Swelling of the tongue/face/throat, rashes, trouble breathing, itching, or severe dizziness are some allergic reactions associated with the drug. Stop using the medication and consult your doctor immediately if you notice or experience severe side effects or allergic reactions after applying Metrolotion.
Pregnant women and nursing mothers should exercise extreme caution regarding the use of the drug. They should buy Metrolotion only after learning about the risks and benefits of using the medication from their doctor.
Dosage of Metrolotion
Metrolotion should be applied only to the skin. You doctor will give you specific instructions regarding the use of the medication. Wash the area where the medication will be applied with a mild cleanser. Pat it dry and wait for at least 15 minutes before applying Metrolotion.
Smear a thin coat of Metrolotion on the affected skin. Do not apply the lotion around the eyes unless your doctor has told you to do so. Don’t use any cosmetics on the area (where the medication is applied) for at least 5 minutes after applying the medication.
The recommended dosage of Metrolotion for the treatment of rosacea is a thin film of the medication on the affected area one or two times daily. Use Metrolotion everyday to get the maximum benefits of the treatment.
If you are using two drugs simultaneously, then it may so happen that both drugs may interact with each other and cause side effects. Metrolotion is only applied topically and a very small amount of the medication is absorbed in the bloodstream, so it is less likely to interact with drugs that are taken orally by the patient.
To reduce the risk of drug interactions with Metrolotion, inform your doctor about every medicine you are using, including prescription medicines (especially blood thinners such as Warfarin), over the counter drugs, 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.