Generic Name: Metronidazole

  • What is Noritate?

    Noritate is a topical cream (applied directly on the skin) that is used to treat rosacea (a skin condition marked by red eruptions, usually on the cheeks and nose).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Noritate?

    Noritate is for external use only. This medicaton can cause inflammation of the eyes. Do not use it in your eyes.

    Noritate can cause local skin irritation. If you experience this reaction, tell your doctor immediately.

    Do not use this medication for any condition other than that for which it is prescribed.

  • Who should not take Noritate?

    Do not use Noritate if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Noritate?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Noritate. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have evidence of or a history of blood disorders.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply a thin film of the cream to the affected area(s) once a day.

  • How should I take Noritate?

    Apply Noritate as prescribed by your doctor. Wash the affected areas well before applying Noritate. You may use cosmetics after applying this medication.

  • What should I avoid while taking Noritate?

    Do not use Noritate in your eyes.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Noritate?

    If Noritate is applied with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Noritate with anticoagulants (blood thinners, such as warfarin).

  • What are the possible side effects of Noritate?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: acne, allergic reactions, application-site reactions, dry skin, eye irritation, headache, nausea, numbness, rash, skin irritation, tingling, worsening condition

  • Can I receive Noritate if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Noritate during pregnancy are unknown. A decision should be made whether to discontinue the medication while you are breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Noritate?

    If you miss a dose of Noritate, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Noritate?

    Store at room temperature.