Metronidazole is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Metronidazole topical (for the skin) is used to treat skin lesions caused by rosacea. Metronidazole topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Metrocream belongs to a class of drugs known as Nitroimidazole Antimicrobial. Its generic name is Metronidazole. The medicine is used on the skin to treat a disorder known as rosacea. Rosacea is a type of adult acne. The medicine may also be used in the treatment of other conditions that is determined by your doctor.