Chemical Name: METRONIDAZOLE (me-troe-NI-da-zole)
Metronidazole is an antiprotozoal and antibacterial agent used to treat redness and inflammation associated with a skin condition known as rosacea. Metronidazole may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with Metronidazole. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT USE Metronidazole if you are also taking disulfiram. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking anticoagulants. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions including blood disorders, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using Metronidazole.
Follow the directions for using Metronidazole provided by your doctor. Wash and completely dry the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. STORE Metronidazole at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF Metronidazole, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do NOT use 2 doses at once.
DO NOT TAKE Metronidazole if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in this product. IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS for Metronidazole to work. Do not stop using Metronidazole without checking with your doctor. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Avoid getting Metronidazole in your eyes or on the inside of your nose or mouth. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. Metronidazole IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while using Metronidazole, check with your doctor or pharmacist first to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include redness, mild dryness, itching, burning, stinging, or skin irritation. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience tingling or numbness in hands and feet, or nausea. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to Metronidazole is unlikely but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Metronidazole may be harmful if swallowed.
DO NOT SHARE Metronidazole with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE Metronidazole for other health conditions. KEEP Metronidazole out of the reach of children and pets. IF YOU WILL BE USING Metronidazole FOR AN EXTNEDED PERIOD OF TIME, be sure to obtain necessary refills before your supply runs out.