The regimen was not compared directly with Metrogel
maintenance, but Dr.
The pivotal phase III clinical trial that led to FDA approval last year involved 746 rosacea patients randomized 3:1 to 10 weeks of once-daily MetroGel
or its gel vehicle.
The cleanser compliments a regimen that can include the company's MetroGel
(metronidazole) topical gel 0.
Commonly used options include metronidazole (Metrocream, Metrogel
, others), tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova, others), benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid (Azelex, Finacea) and sulfacetamide (Klaron).
Leading brands include Epiduo, Differin, Oracea, MetroGel
, Cetaphil, Tetralysal, Loceryl, Clobex, Tri-Luma, Silkis, Vectical, Dysport and Azzalure.
The foregoing is among conclusions in The Galderma Quality Report for Dermatology & Managed Care, published by Galderma Laboratories LP, marketers of such products as MetroGel
FORT WORTH -- Galderma Laboratories LP has received Food and Drug Administration approval of MetroGel
1%, for the topical treatment of rosacea.
The product, they say, complements Galderma's MetroGel
topical gel 0.
Noting that many skin conditions go untreated, Antunes says the future is bright for Galderma's MetroGel
(topical metronidazole 0.
In addition to Cetaphil, the company markets MetroGel
, MetroCream and MetroLotion, prescription products for treating rosacea--a skin condition that affects an estimated 13 million adults in the United States -- and Differin topical treatment, a prescription acne medication.
The executive's acumen in identifying opportunities in the category and capitalizing on them is perhaps best illustrated by Galderma's 1993 purchase of MetroGel
, a treatment for Rosacea, from Curatek.
In addition to Cetaphil Galderma markets MetroGel
, MetroCream and MetroLotion, prescription products for treating rosacea, which is a skin condition that affects an estimated 13 million adults in the United States, and Differin topical treatment, a prescription acne medication.