Taro Readying for Generic Metrogel 1%

Written by on January 22, 2012 in clinical trials, Galderma, Metrogel 1% with 1 Comment

A recently posted clinical trial suggests that Taro Pharmaceuticals is readying to gain approval to market Generic Metrogel 1%. Currently Generic Metrogel is only available in 0.75% strength.

Taro Pharmaceuticals in fact already markets a generic form of Metrogel – Metronidazole Gel USP, 0.75%

When the patent covering Metrogel 0.75% expired, Galderma changed the formulation, increased the concentration of metronidazole to 1% and now produces the best-known rosacea treatment, Metrogel 1%.

This is good news for rosacea suffers, who can only benefit from competition in the rosacea treatment staples market. Often rosacea sufferers come away from their first visit to the doctor and pharmacist with one thought – Why is this Metrogel so expensive?

Trial CT01513863 is listed to compare Taro Pharmaceutical’s Generic Metronidazole 1% Gel with Galderma’s Metrogel 1% (and also placebo).

Clinical Trial NCT01513863

A Therapeutic Equivalence Study of Two Metronidazole 1%Topical Gel Treatments for Patients With Rosacea (MTZG)

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Design, Multi-Site Clinical Study to Compare the Bioequivalence of Two Metronidazole 1% Topical Gel Formulations in Patients With Moderate to Severe Rosacea

Arm 1

Metronidazole Topical Gel 1%: Experimental

Intervention: Drug: Metronidazole Topical Gel 1%

Arm 2

Metronidazole Topical Gel 1% (Metrogel ): Active Comparator

Intervention: Drug: Metronidazole Topical Gel 1% (Metrogel)

Arm 3

Placebo: Placebo Comparator

Intervention: Drug: Placebo

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1 Reader Comment

  1. Sue Nowak says:

    This Metrogel 1% does not work for me. Very unfortunate that I paid so much money for 2 tubes of this medication. I thought the 1st tube was bad so I purchased another. I have been using Metrogel 1% made by a different company for a 6 years and it worked great. Then for whatever reason the pharmacy switched companies. The metrogel 1% made by Taro is gooey and stringy and leaves a film on your face that rolls off your face if you rub your hand across it Now I have $400 + in medication that doesn’t work. What a loss for me. I started breaking out like crazy so I went to the pharmacy and got them to switch my metrogel back to the original company and my face cleared right up. It is not gooey or stringy and it absorbs into your skin. Sure wish I could get my money back!

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