Rozex gel is a topical treatment indicated for the inflammation caused by rosacea.
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.
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
The active ingredient in Rozex gel is metronidazole 0.75% w/w
For a full list of excipients, click here.
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What conditions can Rozex gel be used for?
Rozex gel is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory papules, pustules and erythema as a result of rosacea.
How to use Rozex gel
The gel is for topical use only.
Rozex gel should be applied as a thin layer to the affected area(s) twice daily (morning and in the evening). The areas to be treated should be washed beforehand with a mild cleanser and dried.
Treatment length is usually three to four months.
Full instructions can be found by clicking here to access the patient information leaflet.
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.
Pregnancy and 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).
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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.