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Learn more about metronidazole

What dosages is metronidazole available in?

What dosages is metronidazole available in?

metronidazole is available as a 0.75% vaginal gel.

What is metronidazole used for?

What is metronidazole used for?

metronidazole is a nitroimidazole antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial vaginosis.

How does metronidazole work?

How does metronidazole work?

metronidazole is a nitroimidazole antibiotic. It works by damaging the DNA in bacteria and stopping the growth of bacteria in the vagina.

How do I take metronidazole?

How do I take metronidazole?

metronidazole is typically given as 1 applicatorful into the vagina daily at bedtime for 5 days.

Is it safe for me to take metronidazole?

Is it safe for me to take metronidazole?

metronidazole is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a history of hypersensitivity to metronidazole, parabens, other ‑ingredients of the formulation, or other nitroimidazole derivatives.

metronidazole Common Side Effects

metronidazole Common Side Effects

Common side effects of metronidazole include:

  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Irritated vagina
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
metronidazole Serious Side Effects

metronidazole Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with metronidazole.

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on metronidazole

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on metronidazole

  • There are no major drug interactions listed for metronidazole. However, you should always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking
Who makes metronidazole?

Who makes metronidazole?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is metronidazole safe in pregnancy?

Is metronidazole safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if metronidazole will harm your unborn baby. You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are pregnant.


What to do if you missed your metronidazole dose

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