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Metrogel 0.75%

Metrogel 0.75% Gel (40g)

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Metrogel for Rosacea

If you suffer from a skin condition called rosacea that causes pimples, spots and visible redness on the face then Metrogel can help to relieve irritation, reduce redness and improve the condition of your skin. 

You can buy your prescription of Metrogel online from The Independent Pharmacy once you have completed a short online consultation that is reviewed by our medical team. Your treatment can be dispatched and delivered to you as quickly as the next working day.

Metrogel Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Metrogel?

Metrogel comes as a clear gel containing the antibiotic metronidazole. It can be prescribed for adults over the age of 18 years to treat pimples and pustules caused by the skin condition rosacea. Metrogel is manufactured by Galderma and comes in 40g tubes.

 

What is Metrogel used for?

Metrogel is used to treat spots, pimples and redness that are caused by rosacea. Metrogel should not be used to treat acne or other skin conditions. For more information, see our acne treatments see our acne page

Rosacea mainly affects the face, the symptoms can vary from person to person but may include the following:

  • Dry skin
  • Swelling around the face
  • Yellow patches of skin
  • Sore, crusty eyelids
  • Redness
  • A stinging sensation when washing the skin
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Tiny spots or pus-filled pimples

If you are unsure as to the cause of your acne or are unsure as to whether your skin condition is rosacea you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice. 

 

How does Metrogel help rosacea?

Metrogel works to reduce the spots associated with rosacea. It is applied directly to the affected skin, which allows for the antimicrobial agent metronidazole to target the bacteria that cause rosacea. It prevents the growth of the bacteria that causes the irritation and inflammation caused by rosacea. 

 

Metrogel for bacterial vaginosis

Metrogel contains the same antibiotic, metronidazole, as the treatment for bacterial vaginosis (BV), however, it is not recommended that Metrogel is used to treat infections of the genitals. 

At The Independent Pharmacy, we have various treatments that can be used to treat BV. For more information go to our Advice for BV page. If you are looking for a gel to treat BV you can get Zidoval gel on prescription which contains metronidazole.

 

Substitute for Metrogel

At The Independent Pharmacy, we prescribe and sell various treatments for rosacea to suit people's individual needs. 

These treatments include Finacea, Dermalex, Rozex and Soolantra creams and gels. We also provide treatment in tablet form that can be viewed over on our Rosacea Treatments page.

If you are unsure how to treat your Rosacea or what might be the best treatment for you it is best to discuss this with a doctor or pharmacist. 

 

Sources

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Metrogel application

Metrogel can be used by people over the age of 18 years old to treat rosacea. It is only to be applied directly to the affected skin twice a day.

  1. First, wash the affected skin with warm water and mild soap and dry gently.
  2. Squeeze a small amount of gel onto your fingertips and apply a thin layer of the gel to all the affected areas.
  3. Rub the gel in well.
  4. Replace the cap and wash your hands after use.

Most people will need to use Metrogel for up to 9 weeks to clear up the infection causing the inflammation and irritation.

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Metrogel. 

Metrogel side effects

Metrogel may cause some people to experience side effects although not everyone experiences them in the same way. 

The most common side effects are mild and will improve once you stop using the gel. If they do not improve or you are concerned you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

The most commonly reported side effects include:

  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Reddening of the skin
  • Burning, pain, stinging of the skin
  • Worsening of rosacea

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Metrogel.

Metrogel Ingredients

Metrogel contains the active ingredient: Each 1 gram contains 7.5mg of metronidazole.

Metrogel contains the inactive ingredients: phosphoric acid, hydroxybenzoic acid esters, bronopol, hydroxyethyl cellulose, propylene glycol.

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Metrogel.

Metrogel warnings

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Metrogel.

  • If you suffer from a blood disorder speak to a doctor before using Metrogel.
  • Do not spend prolonged time in sunlight or exposing your skin to UV light when using Metrogel.
  • If you are currently using or have recently stopped using any other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines you should tell your doctor or a pharmacist before using Metrogel.

 

Metrogel and Alcohol

Taking Metronidazole orally can react with alcohol. Although this is unlikely with Metrogel because it is only applied to the skin you are advised not to drink alcohol while you are using it. 

Alcohol can also increase symptoms of Rosacea and so only drinking small amounts during a flare-up is advisable. 

 

Metrogel & Pregnancy

If you are suffering from Rosacea and are pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using Metrogel. They will be able to advise you about the best course of treatment. 

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Rosacea?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

Metrogel 0.75% Gel Reviews

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 01-12-2020

Last modified on: 01-12-2020


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

Reviewed By:

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Andy Boysan

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Reviewed on: 01-12-2020

Next review date: 01-12-2022


Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.


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