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MetroGel Vaginal Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is metronidazole vaginal (MetroGel Vaginal)?
- What are the possible side effects of metronidazole vaginal (MetroGel Vaginal)?
- What is the most important information I should know about metronidazole vaginal (MetroGel Vaginal)?
- What should I discuss with my doctor before using metronidazole vaginal (MetroGel Vaginal)?
- How should I use metronidazole vaginal (MetroGel Vaginal)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (MetroGel Vaginal)?
- What happens if I overdose (MetroGel Vaginal)?
- What should I avoid while using metronidazole vaginal (MetroGel Vaginal)?
- What other drugs will affect metronidazole vaginal (MetroGel Vaginal)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (MetroGel Vaginal)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (MetroGel Vaginal)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of metronidazole applied in the vagina is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while using metronidazole vaginal (MetroGel Vaginal)?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with plenty of cool water.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing such as nylon underwear or panty hose that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until your infection is healed.
Avoid having sex until your vaginal infection has been completely treated and you have finished using the medication.
Avoid using other vaginal creams or douches at the same time as metronidazole vaginal unless your doctor approves.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are using metronidazole vaginal.
What other drugs will affect metronidazole vaginal (MetroGel Vaginal)?
Tell your doctor if you have taken disulfiram (Antabuse) within the past 14 days. Also tell your doctor if you are using:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid, Lithonate); or
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).
There may be other drugs that can interact with metronidazole vaginal. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about metronidazole vaginal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional MetroGel Vaginal Information
- MetroGel Vaginal Drug Interactions Center: metronidazole vagl
- MetroGel Vaginal Side Effects Center
- MetroGel Vaginal Overview including Precautions
- MetroGel Vaginal FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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