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User Reviews for MetroCream to treat Rosacea

MetroCream has an average rating of 5.4 out of 10 from a total of 9 ratings for the treatment of Rosacea. 44% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 33% reported a negative effect.

MetroCream Rating Summary

5.4/10 average rating

9 ratings from 9 user reviews.

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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 19, 2012

“I have found Metrocream to be very effective in combating symptoms of rosacea, especially the pimple like lesions I get around my nose & chin area. I use only when needed and notice after just a couple of applications a dramatic improvement.”

8 / 10
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25 and sensitive · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 21, 2018

“I’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer from both perioral dermatitis and rosacea at 25. I have tried Soolantra, Plexion, Avar, and many other things in the past to control my rosacea. This is the only medication that has helped significantly with both in the last few months. Within a week, my skin texture was overall better. However, complete results did not come quickly. I’ve been using this cream for about two months now. While some bumps cleared, others has to come to surface first. This happened around week three I believe. This was pretty annoying but over time, my skin’s texture is much improved and the best part is I really DO NOT flare up at all anymore. I used to be so scared of having an alcoholic drink or consuming certain things. Even the stress of doing grad school made me flare! Not one new flare in months now. Amazing. I can’t wait until all my flare ups clear and my face is smooth again. I have confidence it will happen.”

9 / 10
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Jim · Taken for 10 years or more January 12, 2019

“I have had Metrocream (or the generic equivalent) prescribed for many years for my mild rosacea (a classic presentation common to many people of northern and British Isles ancestry): on the nose and on small diagonal lines on cheeks running away from the top of the nose. I just put a very tiny amount of the cream (a fifth or a tenth the size of a drop of water from a slowly dripping faucet) on my nose and on the small area of my cheeks. I am male and do not use any cosmetics. The cream makes the mild rosacea disappear if I use it twice every day. If I forget to use it, some redness reappears on my nose or cheek within days. I do avoid having more than a small bite of pastries, which aggravate the rosacea, but the cream helps considerably even when I eat a pastry - so long as I take it faithfully.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous December 17, 2010

“Have used this medication for months and found it to be ineffective in controlling the rosacea. I continued to use it only at the urging of my physician, applying it three times daily with NO symptomatic relief.”

1 / 10
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Mickey · Taken for less than 1 month April 2, 2018

“This cream made my rosacea 100% worse. It actually caused my face to burn, itch and was very painful. I had to apply cold compresses to my face to relieve the pain. My dermatologist told me to stop using it and prescribed Triamcinolone ointment. This ointment took away the pain and some of the itching, and caused the red and purple bumps to flatten out. I'm still in the middle of a terrible flare up. I am also taking Doxycycline 100 mg. once daily. I think I am allergic to this cream.”

1 / 10
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DMR27 June 11, 2015

“When I used the lotion I found that it did get rid of a few pimples. It definitely does not get rid of any redness whatsoever. Even though it's the same thing, I find the lotion to be more effective than the cream.”

6 / 10
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BeBe · Taken for less than 1 month December 14, 2018

“Made my rosacea 100 times worse! Now I have flushing, dermatitis, awful skin! Wish I had NEVER put it on my face. Throw it away people and RUN!!”

1 / 10
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Anonymous January 27, 2010

“This medication has been very effective in controlling my rosacea symptoms. Since it has a cream base, it helps with my dry skin as well.”

8 / 10
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redface January 19, 2009

“Useful for rosacea that is not extremely out of control. If you have just a few pustules it can be helpful when used regularly.”

6 / 10
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