GENERIC NAME: metronidazole gel/cream/lotion
BRAND NAME: Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrolotion, Metrogel Vaginal, Vandazole, Noritate, Rosadan, Nuvessa
GENERIC AVAILABLE: 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:
- skin irritation,
- allergic reaction,
- candida vaginitis during or shortly after therapy,
- vaginal vulvar itching,
- gastrointestinal cramps or pain,
- nausea, and
- metallic taste.
Other important side effects include:
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