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Rozex is a cream which is used to treat rosacea. It helps reduce facial redness, flushing and small red spots.
Rozex contains metronidazole, which is an antibiotic. It helps reduce redness and inflammation. It also stops bacteria, which cause inflammation, from growing.
Rozex will usually take a few weeks to work. It's important to keep using Rozex regularly to see an improvement in your skin.
Rozex should be used for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Stopping the treatment early could mean you don't see an improvement in your skin, and the rosacea will come back.
It is not known exactly what causes rosacea. Here are some factors which may contribute to rosacea:
Ocular rosacea affects the eyes. It causes redness, itching and burning. You may experience this on your eyelids and on the skin around your eyes. Blurred vision, bloodshot eyes and light sensitivity are also common symptoms.
You are more likely to have rosacea if your family members have had it. It's not clear what the genetic link is or how the condition is passed on.
Triggers which can cause rosacea to flare up include:
Rosacea can be managed effectively with a combination of treatment and self care. It might be a good idea to keep a trigger diary. Try noting down when your symptoms occur, the details of your environment, and any food or drink you have consumed. This will help you identify what your triggers are, so you can avoid them in future. Get into the habit of wearing sun protection when going outdoors, or covering your face with a scarf if it’s windy outside.
Stress is a common trigger of rosacea. This is because stress can impact many aspects of your physical and mental health, causing hormonal changes and tension within the body. If stress is a problem for you, finding ways to manage it may reduce your rosacea symptoms. Stress management classes, counselling, therapy, mindfulness and yoga are some ideas you can try.
Rosacea is a skin condition which affects the face. It can also occur in the eyes, which is known as ocular rosacea.
Rozex is designed to treat rosacea. While it is effective in treating the acne-like spots associated with the condition, there are other treatments which are better suited for acne. See the acne treatment section to find out what is available from Dr Felix.
The active ingredient in Rozex is metronidazole.
The inactive ingredients in Rozex are: emulsifying wax (cetostearyl alcohol and polysorbate-60), benzyl alcohol, isopropyl palmitate, glycerol, sorbitol solution 70% non-crystallising, lactic acid, sodium hydroxide (for pH adjustment) and purified water.
If you are allergic to metronidazole or any of the inactive ingredients in the Rozex medication please let your doctor know and avoid using the medication. As this medication does contain alcohol, it can cause skin irritation such as burning or itching during the first few uses. After the first few uses, this skin irritation should resolve.
Rozex should be used twice a day to treat rosacea. Apply a thin layer of Rozex to clean, dry skin and rub into all affected areas. Wash your hands after use.
Using too much Rozex is unlikely to cause any problems. It may make you more likely to experience side effects or skin irritation. Using more Rozex than you need will not cause redness to disappear any faster.
If you forget to use Rozex, apply it as soon as you remember or wait until you are next due to use it. Rozex doesn't have to be used at exactly the same time each day as long as it is applied twice daily.
Always use Rozex for the length of time specified by your doctor. This is usually three to four months.
Common side effects of Rozex include:
Less common side effects of Rozex may include:
If you experience skin irritation, use Rozex less frequently or stop altogether until the irritation subsides.
Do not use Rozex if you are allergic to metronidazole or any of the other ingredients in the medicine. Tell your doctor if:
Prolonged sun exposure should be avoided for the duration of your treatment.
Anticoagulants and blood thinners may be affected by Rozex. Ask your doctor for advice if this applies to you.
You should not drink alcohol while you are using Rozex as metronidazole can interact with alcohol.
Only use Rozex during pregnancy if your doctor has advised you to do so. This also applies if you are planning a baby or breastfeeding.
There are different types of treatments for rosacea which you can try if Rozex is not suitable for you. These are Finacea gel, ivermectin cream and brimonidine. Oral antibiotics may be prescribed if creams such as Rozex have not been successful and isotretinoin tablets can be given to treat severe cases of rosacea. You could try laser treatment as an alternative.
Metronidazole is the generic name for antibiotic medicine. Rozex is a brand that contains metronidazole as the active ingredient, so the two are essentially the same medicine.
Rozex contains the antibiotic metronidazole, while Finacea gel contains azelaic acid. If you experience skin irritation while using Rozex, then Finacea gel may be prescribed as an alternative.
Rosacea is a skin condition with no cure. The condition can lay dormant and may only flare-up occasionally, but adequate treatment can help you manage rosacea effectively.
Avoiding factors which trigger your rosacea, is key in managing the condition. For example cutting down on alcohol, coffee and caffeinated drinks. Try using lukewarm water to wash your face and apply sun protection before going outdoors.
Rosacea is a skin condition that you have to manage throughout your life. As such, it can have a negative emotional impact on your life due to the way it affects your physical appearance. Talking about how you feel is important. There are online support groups where you can talk with others who also have rosacea. Makeup can be very helpful in disguising the redness, which can increase your confidence
You can still wear makeup while using Rozex. Wait for the cream to be absorbed by your skin before applying makeup.
Foundation or bases which have a green tint work best to cover up and even out redness. Camouflage makeup is available to provide a stronger coverage. Brands such as Dermablend are specifically formulated for people with skin conditions or sensitive skin and will not irritate the skin further.