Metrogel (Metronidazole)

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Metrogel (Metronidazole) Medication Information

Uses

Metrogel is a topical antibiotic that is used to treat rosacea lesions. 

Dosage

The gel is available in 1% strength. 

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Metrogel include:

  • Bronchospasm
  • Sinusitis 
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry skin

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Metronidazole.

Precautions

Metrogel can cause your eyes to water/tear if it makes contact with the eye. 

It is possible for this gel to cause skin irritation, if this occurs use less often, or stop using all together. 

Interactions

The most common drug interaction with oral metronidazole include:

  • Warfarin

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Metronidazole

Storage

Store at room temperature (68-77ºF). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Metrogel should not be used in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to metronidazole. 
  • Metrogel is for topical use only.
  • Avoid getting Metrogel in your eyes.

Metronidazole FAQs

How quickly does Metrogel work?

It can take 3 weeks to see benefit when using Metrogel, and up to 9 weeks to see the full effect.

 

How many times can you use Metrogel?

Metrogel is supposed to be applied to the affected area once a day.

 

What happens after taking Metrogel?

The most common side effects with Metrogel include back pain, headache, dry skin, itching, and stinging. 

 

Does Metrogel really work?

Metrogel has been found to be effective in treating rosacea. 

 

Can I use Metrogel on my face?

Yes, Metrogel is used to treat rosacea, a skin condition on the face. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Metrogel {package insert}. Fort Worth, TX: Galderma Laboratories.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2005/021789lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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