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Rozex Gel

Skincare medication

Rozex gel is a topical treatment indicated for the inflammation caused by rosacea.

Medication effect duration

The average period of treatment for Rozex gel is three to four months. However, if a clear benefit has been demonstrated, continued therapy for a further three to four months period may be considered by the prescribing physician depending on the severity of the condition.

Skin treatment

Before you apply Rozex gel, clean and dry the affected area(s) of skin thoroughly. Wash your hands after application. Rozex gel is for use on the skin only. Do not swallow it. If you accidentally do so, seek medical advice

How does Rozex Gel work?

Rozex gel contains the active ingredient Metronidazole, which is an antibiotic. Rozex attacks the bacteria which are responsible for the symptoms associated rosacea. This results in skin looking less red and inflamed and reduces the likelihood of experiencing outbreaks.

How much does Rozex gel cost?

Rozex Gel medication pack

Strength

30g 40g

Pack size

Prescription included

What should I do if I apply/take too much or miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, then treatment should be applied as soon as you remember. If this is close to when the next dose would be due, do not apply a double dose. Instead continue as normal from when the next dose would be due.

No data exists in relation to overdosage in humans. Animal studies showed no toxic effects.

How long does it take Rosex Gel to work

As with all medication for rosacea, the length of time before patients start to notice a difference can vary for each patient. Most patients will start to witness the effects of Rozex after two to three months of treatment. In some cases however, it can take longer. If no improvement is noticed after four months of applying Rozex, then treatment should be discontinued. Treatment courses should be limited to four months, however a prescriber may decide to continue for a longer period of time if there is clear evidence of clinical benefit.

Is it safe to buy Rosex online?

Rozex is a prescription only medicine. This means that the medication can only be issued following the presentation of a valid NHS or Private prescription. At PrivateDoc we have a team of GMC and GPhC registered doctors and pharmacists, all with many years of experience in prescribing for skincare issues. Once a consultation is completed, this is reviewed by one of our prescribers. If deemed appropriate, a prescription is issued and sent securely to our GPhC registered pharmacy, where the treatment will be dispensed and shipped securely.

How do I use Rozex Gel?

Before you apply Rozex gel, clean and dry the affected area(s) of skin thoroughly. Wash your hands after application. Rozex gel is for use on the skin only. Do not swallow it. If you accidentally do so, seek medical advice.

What conditions can Rozex Gel be used for?

Rozex gel is a topical treatment indicated for the inflammation caused by rosacea.

Who cannot use Rozex gel?

Do not use Rozex gel is for are allergic or sensitive to the active ingredient or any of the excipients.

There is no safety and efficacy data available for use of the gel in a paediatric population. Therefore, the Rozex should be avoided in this patient group.

A full list of contraindications and cautions can be found by clicking here for the summary of product characteristics.

Can I use Rozex gel if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

The effects of Rozex gel in pregnant females has not been established. In animal studies, metronidazole did cross the placenta and enter the foetal circulation (no toxicity was observed though). However, as animal studies are not always indicative of human response, use of Rozex gel should be limited in pregnancy unless clearly needed.

Metronidazole is excreted in breast milk, but concentrations absorbed via topical administration are likely to be low. The decision to prescribe to a breastfeeding mother should be based on the need for the drug versus the benefit of breastfeeding a child (in which case the cream should be discontinued).

Click here for the full product summary.

What are the side effects associated with Rozex gel?

Like all medication, Rozex gel can sometimes cause unwanted side effects. Not all patients using the gel will experience side effects. The most common side effects include -

  • dry skin
  • redness of the skin
  • itching of the skin
  • skin discomfort
  • localised allergic reaction (redness, inflammation, etc.)

For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.

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