Metrogel Vaginal Gel (Metronidazole)

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Metrogel Vaginal is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial vaginosis symptoms. It contains metronidazole, an antibiotic that stops the growth of certain bacteria. The active ingredient in Metrogel Vaginal is metronidazole, an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria. It is used by inserting the full contents of an applicator daily for five consecutive days.

The gel should be used at bedtime, and sexual activity should be avoided during treatment. Be careful not to get the gel in your eyes, mouth, or on your skin. If you do get it in your eyes, wash them with cool water and contact your doctor.

Uses and Dosage

Metrogel Vaginal comes in the form of a gel that is used in the vagina. It is administered as a single dose at bedtime (Nuvessa), or once daily for 5 consecutive days at bedtime, or twice daily for 5 days (MetroGel Vaginal. Carefully follow the instructions on your prescription label and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. Use metronidazole exactly as directed and not use more or less of it or use it more frequently than prescribed by your doctor.

Here are some general steps on how to use Metrogel Vaginal:

  1. Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  2. Unwrap the applicator and fill it with the prescribed amount of gel.
  3. Lie on your back on your bed or on another comfortable surface with your knees bent and apart.
  4. Gently insert the applicator high into the vagina.
  5. Squeeze the applicator to release the gel into the vagina.
  6. Remove the applicator from the vagina and dispose of it properly.
  7. Wash the applicator with mild soap and warm water and dry it thoroughly before storing it for later use.

The specific dosing instructions for Metrogel Vaginal may vary depending on your age, medical condition, and other factors. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions carefully regarding the dosage and duration of treatment.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Metrogel Vaginal (Metronidazole):

Serious Side Effects of Metrogel Vaginal (Metronidazole):

  • Convulsions (seizures)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hives
  • Numbness, burning, pain or tingly feeling in your hands or feet
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

Form and strength

Metrogel Vaginal (Metronidazole) is available in the following forms and strength:

Metrogel Vaginal: Gel

  • 0.75%


  • Metronidazole vaginal gel should not be used if you are allergic to metronidazole or other nitroimidazole derivatives.
  • Use of metronidazole vaginal gel during the first trimester of pregnancy is not recommended and use during the second and third trimesters should be done only if clearly needed and after consultation with your healthcare provider.
  • Metronidazole vaginal gel should be used with caution in patients with central nervous system (CNS) disorders or seizure disorders.
  • Contact with the eyes should be avoided, and if accidental contact occurs, the eyes should be immediately flushed with water.
  • Use of condoms or diaphragms as a contraceptive method may be affected during treatment with metronidazole vaginal gel.
  • Use of other vaginal medications should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment with metronidazole vaginal gel. Follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider when taking this medication.
  • Metronidazole vaginal gel should be used with caution in patients with a history of blood disorders or liver disease.
  • Alcohol consumption should be avoided during and for at least one day after treatment with metronidazole vaginal gel to avoid a reaction that can cause flushing, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
  • If you experience signs of allergic reaction such as hives, swelling or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How quickly does Metrogel Vaginal start to work?

Improvement of bacterial vaginosis symptoms may be observed within three days of starting treatment with Metrogel Vaginal but complete the full course of treatment as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Metrogel Vaginal?

If you miss a dose of Metrogel Vaginal, use it as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule.

Can I use other vaginal medications at the same time as Metrogel Vaginal?

Use of other vaginal medications should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment with Metrogel Vaginal.

How should Metrogel Vaginal be stored?

Metrogel Vaginal should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and light.


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