MetroCream

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/27/2018
MetroCream Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 2/27/2018

Metrocream (metronidazole) Topical Cream is a topical (for the skin) antibiotic used to treat skin lesions caused by rosacea. Metrocream is available in generic form. Common side effects of Metrocream include:

  • stinging or burning where the medication is applied,
  • skin irritation,
  • dryness,
  • scaly or itchy skin,
  • redness,
  • metallic taste in your mouth,
  • nausea,
  • headache,
  • numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet,
  • cough,
  • stuffy nose,
  • sore throat,
  • cold symptoms, or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

Tell your doctor if you have severe stinging or burning when you apply Metrocream topical.

Apply and rub in a thin layer dose of Metrocream Topical Cream twice daily, morning and evening, to entire affected areas after washing. Areas to be treated should be washed with a mild cleanser before application. Metrocream may interact with blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin). It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Metrocream. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Metrocream should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Metrocream (metronidazole) Topical Cream Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging or burning when you apply metronidazole topical.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild burning or stinging;
  • numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet;
  • mild skin redness or irritation;
  • dry, scaly, or itchy skin;
  • nausea; or
  • metallic taste in your mouth.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for MetroCream (Metronidazole Topical Cream)

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SIDE EFFECTS

In controlled clinical trials, the total incidence of adverse reactions associated with the use of METROCREAM® (metronidazole topical cream) Topical Cream was approximately 10%. Skin discomfort (burning and stinging) was the most frequently reported event followed by erythema, skin irritation, pruritus and worsening of rosacea. All individual events occurred in less than 3% of patients. The following additional adverse experiences have been reported with the topical use of metronidazole: dryness, transient redness, metallic taste, tingling or numbness of extremities and nausea.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for MetroCream (Metronidazole Topical Cream)

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