metronidazole gel, Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrolotion, Metrogel Vaginal, Vandazole, Noritate, Rosadan

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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GENERIC NAME: metronidazole gel/cream/lotion

BRAND NAME: Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrolotion, Metrogel Vaginal, Vandazole, Noritate, Rosadan, Nuvessa

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

USES: Metronidazole topical gel, cream, and lotion are used for treating rosacea. Metronidazole vaginal gel is used for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (also referred to as Hemophilus vaginitis, Gardnerella vaginitis, or nonspecific vaginitis), a bacterial infection of the vagina. It is not effective in treating another common vaginal infection, Candidal vaginosis ("yeast infection").

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects are:

Other important side effects include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/30/2016
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