Metrogel

(metronidazole)

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Treats vaginal infections and acne rosacea.

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Our bottom line

Metrogel (metronidazole) is effective for bacterial infections or skin conditions, but you may need to avoid alcohol while using this.

Quick facts about Metrogel
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (metronidazole)
Prices and discounts
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    $17.79
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Upsides

  • Works well for acne rosacea and most types of vaginal infections. It has fewer side-effects than oral tablets.
  • It is available as a generic product.

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Downsides

  • May cause skin irritation.
  • Drinking alcohol while taking Metrogel (metronidazole) can cause intense flushing of skin and nausea. It is less likely with the gel and cream formulations than oral tablets, but be aware.

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Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 14 500mg tablets
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$9.66
  • Price before coupon
    $17.79
  • Lowest price with coupon
    $9.66
  • Savings
    46%
How it works

Metrogel (metronidazole) is a nitroimidazole antibiotic and antiprotozoal. It kills bacteria and reduces inflammation in patients with acne rosacea.

Quick facts about Metrogel
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (metronidazole)

Dosage forms

  • Cream, Gel, or Ointment
  • Vaginal Cream, Gel, or Ointment
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What to expect when you take Metrogel (metronidazole) for Rosacea

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Side effect rates for Metrogel (metronidazole)

  • Vaginal discharge
  • Yeast infection
  • Genital irritation
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Headache
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Pelvic discomfort
  • Unusual taste
  • Dizziness
  • Change in white blood cells

Risks and Warnings for Metrogel (metronidazole)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Existing nerve problems

    People who have taken the oral or injectable forms of Metrogel (metronidazole) have reported nerve problems. The risk of this side effect should be low when you're using gel or cream formulation, but let your doctor know if you experience burning, prickling, or numbness of your hands and feet.

Common concerns from people taking Metrogel (metronidazole)

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Alcohol
  • Drinking alcohol while using Metrogel (metronidazole) may lead to bad reactions.
  • Drinking alcohol while taking Metrogel (metronidazole) can cause intense flushing of skin and nausea. It is less likely with the gel and cream formulations than oral tablets, but be aware.
  • Reviewed Metrogelon 8/25/2017It cost a fortune. I fainted three times after I had 2 drinks because I was never warned about alcohol use. I really got hurt.
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    Woman
    A few months
    Bacterial vaginosis