Noritate is expensive because it is a brand-name product. One tube (60g) 1% of Noritate cream costs around $1,840.00 using GoodRx coupon (). Many major insurance plans in the United States no longer cover Noritate starting in 2016. The generic alternative for Noritate is 1% of Metronidazole Gel. One tube (60g) 1% of Metronidazole gel costs around $77.33 at GoodRx (). The active ingredient of Noritate is Metronidazole. It is a topical antibiotic that is used to treat rosacea, also known as adult acne. It reduces redness, inflammation, and pimples associated with rosacea. References 1. Noritate URL: . Accessed 10/21/17. 2. Metrogel Metronidazole URL: . Accessed 10/21/17. 3. Noritate Prescribing information URL: . Accessed 10/21/17.