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General Information on Metronidazole Topical

Generic Name : Metronidazole Topical

Pronunciation : me troe ni' da zole

Latest prescription information about Metronidazole Topical. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti-infective and Antiprotozoals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Metronidazole Topical

India- Balgyl Gel, Balvidine-M, Bestodin-M.
International- MetroCream, MetroGel, MetroGel, MetroLotion, Noritate.

Why is Metronidazole Topical Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for inflammatory papules and pustules of rosacea.  It works by decreasing inflammation.

When should Metronidazole Topical not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Metronidazole Topical?

Topical- As 0.75% preparation: Apply twice daily.
As 1% formulation: Apply once daily.

How should Metronidazole Topical be taken?

It comes as a cream, gel and lotion to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Metronidazole Topical?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of central nervous system disease, liver or blood disease, or Crohn's disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.

What are the side effects of Metronidazole Topical?

Increased skin redness, dryness, burning, irritation, stinging and smelling in vaginal discharge.

What are the other precautions for Metronidazole Topical?

Avoid contact with your eyes.

What are the storage conditions of Metronidazole Topical?

Store it at room temperature and out of the reach of children.

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