MetroLotion

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 5/12/2022
MetroLotion Side Effects Center

What Is MetroLotion?

MetroLotion (metronidazole lotion) is a topical (for the skin) antibiotic used to treat skin lesions caused by rosacea. MetroLotion is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of MetroLotion?

Common side effects of MetroLotion include:

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

Dosage for MetroLotion

The recommended dose of MetroLotion is to apply a thin layer to entire affected areas after washing. Use morning and evening or as directed by physician. Avoid application close to the eyes.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with MetroLotion?

MetroLotion may interact with blood thinners. It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied MetroLotion. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

MetroLotion During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

MetroLotion should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our MetroLotion (metronidazole lotion) 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:

  • numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands or feet; or
  • stinging or burning when you apply metronidazole topical.

Common side effects may include:

  • burning or stinging;
  • skin redness or irritation;
  • dry, scaly, or itchy skin; or
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.

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 MetroLotion (Metronidazole Lotion)

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SIDE EFFECTS

In a controlled clinical trial, safety data from 141 patients who used MetroLotion® (metronidazole lotion) Topical Lotion (n=71), or the lotion vehicle (n=70), twice daily and experienced a local cutaneous adverse event which may or may not have been related to the treatments include: local allergic reaction, MetroLotion® (metronidazole lotion) Topical Lotion 2 (3%), lotion vehicle 0; contact dermatitis, MetroLotion® (metronidazole lotion) Topical Lotion 2 (3%), lotion vehicle 1 (1%); pruritus, MetroLotion® (metronidazole lotion) Topical Lotion 1 (1%), lotion vehicle 0; skin discomfort (burning and stinging), MetroLotion® (metronidazole lotion) Topical Lotion 1 (1%), lotion vehicle 2 (3%); erythema, MetroLotion® (metronidazole lotion) Topical Lotion 4 (6%), lotion vehicle 0; dry skin, MetroLotion® (metronidazole lotion) Topical Lotion 0, lotion vehicle 1 (1%); and worsening of rosacea, MetroLotion® (metronidazole lotion) Topical Lotion 1 (1%), lotion vehicle 7 (10%). The following additional adverse experiences have been reported with the topical use of metronidazole: skin irritation, transient redness, metallic taste, tingling or numbness of extremities, and nausea.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for MetroLotion (Metronidazole Lotion)

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