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MetroGel (scientifically known as metronidazole) is a prescription topical medication used to treat the symptoms of rosacea, a skin condition that causes redness, flushing, and sometimes pimples on the face. MetroGel belongs to a class of drugs called Topical Antibacterials. It works by reducing inflammation and killing certain bacteria on the skin. It works by reducing the inflammation associated with rosacea and may help to decrease redness and pimples on the affected areas of the skin.
Uses and Dosage
MetroGel is applied to the affected areas of the skin once or twice per day, as directed by your doctor. To apply MetroGel (metronidazole) gel, follow these steps:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Clean and dry the affected area of skin.
- Apply a thin layer of gel to the affected area, avoiding the eyes and the mouth. Rub in gently.
- Wash your hands again after applying the gel.
- If you are using the gel twice per day, apply it once in the morning and once in the evening, about 12 hours apart.
- Do not cover the affected area with a bandage or dressing, unless instructed to do so by your doctor.
- If you are applying to the vaginal area, use the applicator that comes with the medication and follow the instructions given by your healthcare provider.
Be sure to use the medication exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not use the medication or apply it more often than directed.
Common Side Effects of Metrogel (Metronidazole):
- Dry, scaly, or itchy skin
- Metallic taste in your mouth
- Mild burning or stinging
- Mild skin redness or irritation
Serious Side Effects of Metrogel (Metronidazole):
- Severe stinging or burning at the application site
- Allergic reaction (rare)
- Numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands or feet
Form and Strength
Metrogel (Metronidazole) is available in the following forms and strength:
- Use with caution if you have a history of central nervous system diseases, as metronidazole may worsen these conditions.
- Use with caution if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, as it may not be safe for the fetus or infant.
- Avoid contact with the eyes and mouth when applying MetroGel gel.
- Do not use MetroGel for longer than prescribed, as prolonged use may increase the risk of side effects.
- Let your healthcare provider know about all other medications and supplements you are taking before using MetroGel.
- Metronidazole should be used with caution in patients with evidence of or history of blood dyscrasia.
- Peripheral neuropathy, characterized by numbness or paresthesia of an extremity, has been reported in patients treated with oral or intravenous metronidazole.
- Metronidazole is present in human milk at concentrations similar to maternal serum levels, and therefore its use should be avoided during lactation if possible.
- Metronidazole should not be taken with alcohol or within three days after the last dose of metronidazole, as this may cause a disulfiram-like reaction
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Metrogel (metronidazole) to work?
You should notice significant improvement in your symptoms in about 3 to 4 weeks.
Is Metrogel (metronidazole) safe?
You should not use Metrogel (metronidazole) if you are allergic to it. To make sureMetrogel (metronidazole) is safe for you, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and allergies. Metrogel (metronidazole) is not expected to harm an unborn baby.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the medicine as soon as you can but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
It's important to purchase Metrogel from verified Canadian pharmacy.