MetroGel 75

MetroGel ®
(metronidazole) Topical gel 0.75%

FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY
(NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC USE)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

METROGEL® Topical Gel contains metronidazole, USP, at a concentration of 7.5 mg per gram (0.75%) in a gel consisting of carbomer 940, edetate disodium, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propyl-paraben, purified water, and sodium hydroxide. Metronidazole is classified therapeutically as an antiprotozoal and antibacterial agent. Chemically, metronidazole is named 2-methyl-5-nitro-1H-imidazole-1-ethanol and has the following structure:

MetroGel ® (metronidazole) Structural Formula Illustration

What are the precautions when taking metronidazole topical gel (MetroGel 75)?

Before using metronidazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other nitroimidazole antibiotics (such as tinidazole); or to other ingredients in this product; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood disorders (blood dyscrasias).

This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

This drug passes into breast milk. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/4/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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