- Are MetroGel and Cleocin the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of MetroGel?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Cleocin?
- What Is MetroGel?
- What Is Cleocin?
- What Drugs Interact with MetroGel?
- What Drugs Interact with Cleocin?
- How Should MetroGel Be Taken?
- How Should Cleocin Be Taken?
Are MetroGel and Cleocin the Same Thing?
Cleocin is taken orally or injected and is used to treat serious infections caused by bacteria.
Side effects of MetroGel that are different from Cleocin include application site reactions (skin stinging, burning, irritation, dryness, redness, scaling), metallic taste, headache, numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet, cough, stuffy nose, or cold symptoms.
MetroGel may interact with blood thinners.
Cleocin may interact with other drugs.
What Are Possible Side Effects of MetroGel?
Common side effects of MetroGel include:
- skin stinging/burning/irritation/dryness/ redness/scaling/itching,
- metallic taste,
- numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet,
- stuffy nose,
- sore throat,
- cold symptoms, or
- vaginal itching or discharge.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Cleocin?
Common side effects of Cleocin include:
- lightheadedness, and
- an increased amount of urine, especially during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
Other side effects of Cleocin include:
- oily skin,
- skin peeling, or
- other irritation of treated skin.
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Cleocin including:
- severe redness, itching, or dryness of treat skin areas; or
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody.
What Is MetroGel?
What Is Cleocin?
What Drugs Interact With MetroGel?
Metrogel 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 Metrogel. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Metrogel should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. Metrogel passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
What Drugs Interact With Cleocin?
How Should MetroGel Be Taken?
Apply and rub in a thin film dose of Metrogel once daily to affected area(s).
How Should Cleocin Be Taken?
Apply a thin film of Cleocin twice daily to affected area. Cleocin T may interact with zithromax topical or zithromax taken by mouth. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. The dose of Cleocin HCl for adults is 150 to 300 mg every 6 hours. For more severe infections is 300 to 450 mg every 6 hours. The dose of for pediatric patients is 8 to 16 mg/kg/day divided in three or four equal doses. For more severe infections, 16 to 20 mg/kg/day divided in three or four equal doses.
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Pfizer. Cleocin T Product Information.