Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal)

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metro gel & herpes

A few months ago a doctor told me i had bv and prescribed metrogel for 3 nights. well i also have genital herpes and often have the pre-bumps around the outside of my privates that constantly sting, feel warm, and ache. after the odor which i explaine...
by anonymous in maimi fl, 12/14/2006

Thick white discharge with blood

I recently was put on metro gel vaginal, I had been on lupron and developed bacterial vaginosis. I have been having a very swollen abdomen with nausea and a funny feeling, can't really describe it. Anyways it has been six days and I seem to be uri...
by Anonymous in Nowhere, 07/18/2006

While using Metrogel-Vaginal

I am on my last day of using Metrogel-Vaginal. It was prescribed to me by my doctor. I was told it was because I had a small inflammation due to holding my urine. I was instructed to use it once a day for seven days. I am curious if there a danger to ...
by Mari in Brooklyn, NY, 12/31/2005

BV and have used Metrogel

So, I have never had any issues other than the occasional yeast infection after a prescription. I am 21 and a lesbian. I have been with the same partner for 8 months. In the past 2 months both of us have had BV and are currently being treated, however...
by Nikki in USA, 03/02/2006

Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal) Drug and Prescription Information

Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal)

Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal) Medication Classification


Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal) Brandname


Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal) is used for the Treatment

Metronidazole (me-troe-NI-da-zole) Treats vaginal infections caused by certain kinds of bacteria.

When To Not Use Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to metronidazole.

How Should You Use Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often. Keep using the medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to, even if you feel better. If you stop the medicine too soon, your infection may come back.
  • This medicine is only to be used in the vagina.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.
  • Do not get the medicine in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse your eyes with large amounts of cool water. Tell your doctor if eye redness or eye pain does not go away.
  • The gel is in a tube. You will use an applicator to put the gel into your vagina. The applicator is a plastic tube called a barrel that is open at one end and has a plunger (another piece of plastic that can move inside the barrel) at the other end.
  • Take the cap off of the tube, and screw the applicator onto the tube.
  • Squeeze the gel from the tube into the applicator until the barrel is filled.
  • Unscrew the applicator from the tube and put the cap back on the tube.
  • Lie on your back with your knees bent. Put the applicator into your vagina (like you would a tampon) as far as you can. Push the plunger all the way in.
  • Remove the applicator from your vagina. Take the applicator apart and wash all parts in soapy water. Rinse well and dry.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the medicine as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not put in two doses (twice the regular amount) at one time.

Proper Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal) Storage

Store Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Drinking alcohol while using this medicine may cause vomiting, dizziness, flushing, or other serious reactions. Do not drink alcohol while you are being treated with metronidazole and for at least 1 day after your last dose. Tell your doctor if you are using any medicines that may contain alcohol such as some cough syrups, elixirs, and liquid cold medicines.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using a blood thinner such as Coumadin®.
  • You should not use this medicine if you are using disulfiram (Antabuse®) or have used disulfiram within the last 2 weeks.

Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you have liver disease, seizures or other nerve disorders, or a blood disorder.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Do not have sex while you are being treated with this medicine. Some vaginal infections are spread during sex. To keep from passing the infection back and forth, your partner may also need to have treatment for the infection.

Metrogel-Vaginal (Vaginal) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Sharp stomach cramps or pain
  • Skin rash or hives
  • Seizures (convulsions)
  • Numbness, pain, or tingling in hands or feet
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Thick white vaginal discharge
  • A burning feeling when you urinate or having to urinate more often
  • Nausea
  • Vaginal itching or burning
  • Unusual or metallic taste, dry mouth
  • Headache, dizziness

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Jimmy, Jimmy - 01/13/2014

Also known as Metrocream, Metrolotion, and Noritate, Metrogel is a topical cream with a main inndireegt called metronidazole, used on the skin to treat rosacea. This medication is an antibiotic that helps decrease redness, inflammation, and the number of pimples caused by rosacea. Some versions of this medication also contains sunscreen protection. To use Metrogel, apply onto the affected area. Wash and dry your hands before and after applying the medication. Also wash and dry the area to be treated. Wait about 10-15 minutes before applying a read more