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Generic: metronidazole vaginal
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It is used to treat bacterial vaginitis
               



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What is this medicine?

METRONIDAZOLE (me troe NI da zole) VAGINAL GEL is an antiinfective. It is used to treat bacterial vaginitis.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • if you drink alcohol containing drinks
  • if you have taken disulfiram in the past two weeks
  • liver disease
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • seizures
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to metronidazole, parabens, nitroimidazoles, or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use in the vagina. Do not take by mouth or apply to other areas of the body. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Screw the applicator to the tube and squeeze the tube gently to fill the applicator. Lie on your back, part and bend your knees. Insert the applicator tip high in the vagina and push the plunger to release the gel into the vagina. Gently remove the applicator. Wash the applicator well with warm water and soap. Use at regular intervals. Finish the full course prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • alcohol or any product that contains alcohol

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • cimetidine
  • lithium
  • warfarin

               
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