Generic Name: Metronidazole

  • What is Metrogel-Vaginal?

    Metrogel-Vaginal is a vaginal cream used to treat certain bacterial vaginal infections in women.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Metrogel-Vaginal?

    Metrogel-Vaginal is not for use in your eyes, mouth, or skin.

    Metrogel-Vaginal can cause seizures and peripheral neuropathy (a condition characterized by a sensation of numbness or tingling of your hands and feet). If you experience abnormal nerve symptoms, stop using Metrogel-Vaginal and tell your doctor immediately.

    Metrogel-Vaginal can cause burning and irritation of your eyes. If Metrogel-Vaginal accidentally gets in contact with your eyes, rinse your eyes thoroughly with cool tap water.

  • Who should not take Metrogel-Vaginal?

    Do not use Metrogel-Vaginal if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or to similar products.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Metrogel-Vaginal?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Metrogel-Vaginal. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a history of seizures, brain and spinal cord problems, liver problems, alcohol abuse, or are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Insert 1 applicatorful in your vagina 1-2 times a day for 5 days.

  • How should I take Metrogel-Vaginal?

    Use Metrogel-Vaginal exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not apply extra doses or use more often without asking your doctor.

    Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly insert the applicator.

    If your doctor prescribed once a day dosing, use Metrogel-Vaginal at bedtime.

  • What should I avoid while taking Metrogel-Vaginal?

    Do not use Metrogel-Vaginal if you have taken disulfiram within the last 2 weeks.

    Do not drink alcohol while on Metrogel-Vaginal therapy.

    Do not have vaginal intercourse during treatment with Metrogel-Vaginal.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Metrogel-Vaginal?

    If Metrogel-Vaginal is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Metrogel-Vaginal with the following: blood thinners (such as warfarin), disulfuram, cimetidine, or lithium.

  • What are the possible side effects of Metrogel-Vaginal?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: bloating, dry mouth, headache, inflammation of your vagina, irritation, itching, nausea, pelvic discomfort, rash, stomach discomfort, vaginal discharge, vaginal irritation, vomiting

  • Can I receive Metrogel-Vaginal if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Metrogel-Vaginal during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

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

    If you miss a dose of Metrogel-Vaginal, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Metrogel-Vaginal?

    Store at room temperature, away from extreme heat or cold.