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.
Noritate is used to fight off bacterial infections. Noritate contains an ingredient called metronidazole which is a white and pale yellow crystalline powder. The substance is slightly soluble in water and alcohol. Noritate falls into the category of drugs known as anti-bacterial agents and is classified as an antiprotozoal. Noritate comes in the form of a cream; the cream is composed of both active and passive ingredients, all which contribute to the mechanism of this drug.