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Can you use Soolantra and metronidazole together?

Medically reviewed by Melisa Puckey, BPharm. Last updated on Sep 25, 2023.

Can Soolantra cream and metronidazole cream or gel be used together?

Official answer

  • Yes, you can use both Soolantra cream and metronidazole gel or cream together as there is no clinical interaction, but usually you would only use one or the other.

Both Soolantra cream and metronidazole cream or gel are both used to treat the inflammatory bumps and pimples that are a symptoms of rosacea (papulopustular rosacea). They are both applied to the skin once daily. It is currently not known how either medicine works to treat rosacea.

Both Soolantra and Metronidazole applications are not usually prescribed together as:

  • it may increased risk of localized side effects
  • if the treatment works you won’t know which product helped and you may be using one unnecessarily.

When diagnosed with rosacea that has inflammatory bumps and pimples, your healthcare professional may prescribe a number of options which may or may not include either Soolantra cream or metronidazole gel or cream. For more information on treatment options for Rosacea click here: Medications for Rosacea


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