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NORITATE is indicated for the topical treatment of inflammatory lesions and erythema of rosacea.


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Other Information

NORITATE (metronidazole cream) Cream, 1%, contains metronidazole, USP. Chemically, metronidazole is 2-methyl-5-nitro-1H-imidazole-1-ethanol. The molecular formula for metronidazole is C6H9N3O3. It has the following structural formula:

image of chemical structure

Metronidazole has a molecular weight of 171.16. It is a white to pale yellow crystalline powder. It is slightly soluble in alcohol and has a solubility in water of 10 mg/mL at 20°C. Metronidazole is a member of the imidazole class of antibacterial agents and is classified as an antiprotozoal and anti-bacterial agent.

NORITATE is an emollient cream; each gram contains 10 mg micronized metronidazole USP, in a base of purified water USP, stearic acid NF, glyceryl monostearate NF, glycerin USP, methylparaben NF, trolamine NF and propylparaben NF.

Noritate Manufacturers

  • Physicians Total Care, Inc.
    Noritate (Metronidazole) Cream [Physicians Total Care, Inc.]
  • Dermik Laboratories
    Noritate (Metronidazole) Cream [Dermik Laboratories]
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America Llc
    Noritate (Metronidazole) Cream [Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America Llc]

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