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Dr. Anthony Sharber
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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more


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Had scary reaction to Flagyl 500 mg after taking one pill. Got prescribed Metrogel. 75% but I'm scared. Used Clindamycin for GBS before. OK with BV?

Had scary reaction to Flagyl 500 mg after taking one pill. Got prescribed Metrogel. 75% but I'm scared. Used Clindamycin for GBS before. OK with BV?

Yes: There are 2 accepted treatments for bacterial vaginosis and Flagyl, metronidazole, is one but clindamycin is the other and should also work for you. With the history of an allergic reaction to Flagyl, it would be considered to be the drug of choice. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long till sex again after metrogel?

How long till sex again after metrogel?

After finished: If you have done with Metrogel, you can resume sex now. You are advised not to have sex while being treated with metrogel ...Read more

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Can I have a couple of drinks while on metrogel?

Can I have a couple of drinks while on metrogel?

Caution advised: Can't drink at all with oral or IV metronidazole: can get violently ill from the drug interaction.
Metrogel (facial) has minimal systemic absorption, but not impossible to have reaction.
Metrogel (vaginal) has greater chance for systemic absorption, therefore more of a chance of an adverse reaction.
I certainly wouldn't have a "couple" (or more) drinks. ...Read more

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Can I take penicilin vk while on metrogel?

Yes: No problem with taking these 2 meds concurrently. ...Read more

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If I used metrogel once and didn't have a reaction would I be safe to use again without reaction would it cause throst issues or dizziness?

If I used metrogel once and didn't have a reaction would I be safe to use again without reaction would it cause throst issues or dizziness?

Should be OK: If you have used this medication before and it did not cause any side-effects, you should be able to safely use the medication again. Before you use it, check the expiration date. ...Read more

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How effective is metrogel when dealing with rosacea?

Not vary: In my experience Metrogel has not been effective in improving rosacea. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the discharge after metrogel last?

Normally, how long would the discharge after metrogel last?

Up to a week: I tell people up to a week after completing therapy. After that the therapy might have been a failure and you need to go back to the office. ...Read more

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How long after metrogel can I have a drink? I had one applicator three nights ago.

Drug interactions.: Per Drugs. Com: 'Do not drink alcohol while you are taking metroNIDAZOLE topical and for at least 3 days after you stop taking it. You may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting.' ...Read more

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Which is best for rosacea- metrogel or metrolotion?

Metronidazole: There is no real difference between any of the Metronidazole topical products. In my practice, I prescribe the generic form of mitronidazole cream almost exclusively. ...Read more

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Can I consume alcoholic beverages while using metrogel?

At your own peril...: Like trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, Metronidazole and alcohol can cause a Disulfiram -like reaction similar the drug, Antabuse (disulfiram) - resulting in violent vomiting. ...Read more

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Does metrogel cleanse the vagina while curing bv?

No: Metrogel contains metronidazole, an antibiotic effective against trichomonas and anaerobic bacteria. As a general rule the vagina will clear itself by secretions and shedding. Some women feel comfortable douching regularly, but many ob/gyn experts disparage this practice. ...Read more

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How long can I conceive after using metrogel?

How long can I conceive after using metrogel?

3 Months: Metrogel can cause your sperm count to reduce to zero.

It takes about 3 months for your sperm production to return to normal after stopping a testosterone source. ...Read more

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Are side effects as common with Vaginal Metrogel?

Unusual: It is unusual to have side effects from metro gel taken vaginally. Occasionally a woman can get a rash. Occasionally women may get nausea, metallic taste in the mouth. ...Read more

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Is it better to use metrogel once or twice a day to clear up bv?

Is it better to use metrogel once or twice a day to clear up bv?

Bacterial vaginosis: Metrogel is usually prescribed one applicatorful vaginally twice a day (once in morning, once in evening) for bacterial vaginosis. Treatment is for 5 days. Package directions should have stated that on package. ...Read more

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On metrogel 5 days now chunky wht discharge scratchy itchy but no odor?

On metrogel 5 days now chunky wht discharge scratchy itchy but no odor?

Sounds like yeast: Yeast infections are pretty common in the world and are even more common after treatment with antibiotics. There is normally a few yeast along with a number of other bacteria in the vagina. When abnormal bacteria overgrow and take over that is bacterial vaginosis. When the yeast overgrow, that is a yeast infection. See your doctor about treatment for yeast or use Monistat otc. ...Read more

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With BV and gave me metrogel. How long do I take it. What are effects if I repeat it?

With BV and gave me metrogel. How long do I take it. What are effects if I repeat it?

5 days: Metrogel should be used by inserting 1 applicator daily for 5 days. Unfortunately, bacterial vaginosis is sometimes difficult to eradicate or will frequently come back. If needed, the 5 day course can be repeated or 1 applicator can be used weekly in difficult to treat cases. Metrogel can have se of skin irritation, burning, or rarely a metallic taste or nausea, especially if taken with alcohol. ...Read more

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What topical other than metrogel or finacea works for rosacea?

What topical other than metrogel or finacea works for rosacea?

Alpha lipoic acid: Other topical treatments such as Alpha lipoic acid preparations are also effective in decreasing the redness encountered in rosacea. It should be combined with an anti-inflammatory diet rich in essential fatty acids. ...Read more

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Is white clumpy discharge normal, when taking metrogel for bv?

Superimposed Yeast: It is not uncommon for people who are treated for BV to develop a yeast infection on the meds. You should be looked at by your gynecologist but I have seen this before. ...Read more

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Which is the best for rosacea- metrogel, metrocream, or metrolotion?

Which is the best for rosacea- metrogel, metrocream, or metrolotion?

The Same Medication: Topical Metronidazole is an effective treatment for rosacea. If your skin is sensitive and dry, use the cream; if your complexion is oily, use the gel; and, if you have combination skin, use the lotion. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metrogel for bv while pregnant?

Is it safe to take metrogel for bv while pregnant?

Yes: Yes - and you should treat BV in pregnancy too as there is a chance of preterm labor with BV - but also make sure you keep the pH of your vaginal at a pH balance - because BV occurs in a basic environment and yeast infections occur in an acidic environment. ...Read more

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I have rosacea on my nose, what are the treatments? Metrogel didn't work.

Avoid precipitating: Fsctors such as alcohol and specific foods in addition to other medications such as Oracea or finacea. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Metrogel (Definition)

MetroGel is an acne agent which is a ...Read more