Let us continue our acne series with the prescription medication Metronidazole (Metro). Metro is both an oral and topical antibiotic.
How does Metronidazole work?
Metro is part of a class of antibiotics known as nitroimidazoles. These type of antibiotics cause breakage of DNA – in fact, Metro can be used to treat both bacteria and parasite infections! In addition, topically metro has effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and effects – helping reduce redness and aging.