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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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Is it safe to drink 24 hours after using metroGel vaginal?

3 days: You should wait 3 days after using medications containing metronidazole before drinking alcohol as a portion of it can be absorbed systemically and cause a disulfuram type reaction which would make you feel horrible. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take metrogel vaginal supp and ampicillin together?

Is it okay to take metrogel vaginal supp and ampicillin together?

Vaginal supp abiotic: I would not use them both vaginally without talking to your Dr. Or we can chat and see what is best. ...Read more

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If I take metrogel vaginal will that help with burning around the clitoris or jus the vagina whole?

If I take metrogel vaginal will that help with burning around the clitoris or jus the vagina whole?

Diagnosis?: Metrogel is prescribed for bacterial vaginosis. Typical symptoms of bacterial vaginosis are vaginal odor and discharge. It does not typically cause vaginal or clitoral burning. ...Read more

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I have unprotected sex while on metrogel-vaginal. What can happen to me? My boyfriend went to the doctor and they say he is ok.

Topical metronidazol: This should have no serious side-effects. Peripheral neuropathy has been described with systemic use of metronidazole, but not with topical applications. Anything can cause allergic reactions, but otherwise there should be no problem, although if you are having unprotected sex you may become pregnant, or if your bf is not monogamous, stds are always possible. ...Read more

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Using metrogel vaginal would it cause head to feel funny I'm scared of Meds cause side effects or reaction or dizziness sjs or numbness ?

Using metrogel vaginal would it cause head to feel funny I'm scared of Meds cause side effects or reaction or dizziness sjs or numbness ?

About fear...: Fear makes the head feel funny. As president Franklin D. Roosevelt once said about 80 years ago, "... let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself..." Medicine is full of uncertainties, so one must find a doctor to trust. If that doctor says don't worry, then fear not. A good doctor will let his patient know when the time comes to worry, no sooner and no later. ...Read more

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I need to take metrogel vaginal for an inflammation. I am currently breastfeeding. Is it okay to continue to breastfeed while using this vaginal cream?

I need to take metrogel vaginal for an inflammation.  I am currently breastfeeding. Is it okay to continue to breastfeed while using this vaginal cream?

According : According to research Metronidazole used vaginally (metro-gel) is unlikely to be of concern while breastfeeding. Obviously this is your decision, but i personally feel it is safe. If i were breastfeeding myself i would use it without question. If you have further concerns please discuss this with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an increased vaginal discharge while using Metrogel for an apparent infection?

Is it normal to have an increased vaginal discharge while using Metrogel for an apparent infection?

Possible: Just finish you treatment course and then if still having discharge two days later, get rechecked. ...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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After using metrogel to treat my bv, i've had vaginal itching. Is that a side affect and if so how long after the last dose does it go away?

After using metrogel to treat my bv, i've had vaginal itching. Is that a side affect and if so how long after the last dose  does it go away?

See your doctor: If there hasn't been any resolution for a month, see your doctor. He/she should be able to diagnose and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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I have vaginal irritation, discharge i can see inside & pain below my bellybutton. I took metrogel or BV & flucanzazole for precaution what's the prob?

I have vaginal irritation, discharge i can see inside & pain below my bellybutton. I took metrogel or BV & flucanzazole for precaution what's the prob?

See gynecologist: You and the discharge need to be examined to clearly establish a diagnosis. This cannot be done over the internet. Go see someone and get managed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while using vaginal metronidazole metrogel? It isn't the oral pills so I was unsure.

Can I drink alcohol while using vaginal metronidazole metrogel? It isn't the oral pills so I was unsure.

No: Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever. If you are only 20 years old, it is illegal for you to drink alcohol. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching 5 wks. Treated twice w/ 1-day Monistat, before & after period. Still itch. Assumed BV, got Metrogel. Then, 3-day Monistat. Still itch!

Vaginal itching 5 wks. Treated twice w/ 1-day Monistat, before & after period. Still itch. Assumed BV, got Metrogel. Then, 3-day Monistat. Still itch!

Need more info: Go back to your GYN. Have him/her do a culture to make sure that you do indeed have a yeast infection. Also have the GYN demonstrate the proper way to utilize the vaginal prescription drug and use it as directed. By the way if you are diabetic that also may be a problem here. ...Read more

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Can metronidazole give you vaginal itch?

Can metronidazole give you vaginal itch?

Metronidazole: This is not likely unless you have developed an allergic reaction. You may have developed a secondary yeast infection responsible for the itching. ...Read more

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I have been taking metronidazole 500mg for about a week and i'm still having vaginal pains and itching accureing what should I do?

I have been taking metronidazole 500mg for about a week and i'm still having vaginal pains and itching accureing what should I do?

Vaginal discomfort: Perhaps Metronidazole is not addressing your problem. Thus, you need to be reevaluated by the treating physician. Chances are, there is another reason/infection that is causing it. Also, it may be that it's not even a vaginal issue but, say, a bladder one. ...Read more

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When taking metronidazole vaginally is it supposed to leak out ?

When taking metronidazole vaginally is it supposed to leak out ?

IT CAN: Any intravginal gel has a potential for leaking out but it is still effective ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Metrogel (Definition)

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