Rozex gel is a topical gel that is used to treat symptoms associated with rosacea. It contains the active ingredient metronidazole, which is an antibiotic. Although the exact mode of action isn’t fully understood, it is thought the antibacterial properties fight bacteria on the skin to reduce the appearance and causes of rosacea.
- Effective treatment for rosacea
- Antibiotic based topical gel
- Reduces pimples and redness
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Rozex gel contains an antibiotic called metronidazole. It helps to reduce symptoms of rosacea by removing harmful bacteria from the surface of the skin, as well as reducing redness and inflammation.
Is it safe to use Rozex continuously?
Rozex needs to be used continuously for a least a few weeks for the positive effects to be seen. If you miss an application, apply it when you can.
How long will it take for Rozex work?
Depending on the case, it can take a few weeks of continuous use before the positive effects are noticeable.
Can I use Rozex and wear makeup?
Yes, you can. You just need to apply the Rozex first and allow it to absorb and dry before you apply makeup or any other cosmetics.
Can Rozex irritate my skin?
In rare cases, yes. If your skin becomes irritated when using this gel, try using it less frequently or have a break for a few days. Consult a healthcare professional is this persists.
Can I drink alcohol while using Rozex treatment?
It is advisable that you avoid drinking alcohol when using Rozex. This is because Metronidazole is an antibiotic that can react with alcohol, causing side effects such as hot flushes and abdominal cramps.
How long should you use Rozex for?
You should use this gel for as long as advised by a healthcare professional – this will usually be for 3-4 months until your rosacea has cleared up. However, this may be extended depending on how your skin responds to treatment.
How should Rozex be stored?
You should store your Rozex Gel 0.75% at room temperature at or below 25°C, but do not keep in a fridge or freezer.
Like all medicines, Rozex can cause side effects which are most likely to occur at the start of treatment. Most side effects last for less than a week and are mild.
Common side effects of Rozex Gel can include:
- Skin irritation
- Dry skin
- Itching at the site of application
- Worsening of rosacea
Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.