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How do I take/use this medicine?
Apply Metronidazole at regular intervals exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not use more or less than instructed.
Do not skip any doses. Continue with this medicine even when there is improvement. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. Do not stop using Metronidazole unless instructed by your doctor to do so.
Wash and gently dry the affected area. Apply a pea-sized amount of Metronidazole over the affected area and gently rub it in well. Always wash your hands after applying Metronidazole.
If you are using Metronidazole to treat acne rosacea, apply it to the entire area that is affected and not just to individual pimples. It may take a while before any improvement can be seen. You may have to use it for at least a few months in order to bring the acne under control. Your doctor will advise you about how long you need to use this medicine.
Avoid getting Metronidazole into your eyes as it can cause your eyes to water. If this happens, rinse your eyes immediately with plenty of warm water. Consult the doctor if your eyes continue to hurt or smart even after washing.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Metronidazole.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Avoid exposure to strong sunlight or UV lamps while being treated with Metronidazole.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction (breathlessness, rashes, swollen eyes) to Metronidazole or if you have any blood disorders.
Metronidazole is not meant to be used in children. Do not give this medicine to a child even if he or she appears to have a similar skin condition, unless the child's doctor has instructed you to do so.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It is used to treat certain skin infections or skin inflammation.
Metronidazole gel or cream is used to treat acne rosacea (commonly known as "adult acne"), in which inflammation of the facial skin causes a red, patchy colouration of the face and the appearance of acne-like pimples. Metronidazole helps to reduce the redness and the number of pimples.
Metronidazole is also used to treat infection of decubitus ulcers (commonly known as "bed sores" or "pressure sores").
It can also be used to treat other types of skin and soft tissue ulcers, such as diabetic foot ulcers, varicose vein ulcers, ulcers in breast cancer and ulcers that are caused by radiotherapy.
Metronidazole is also used to treat a serious gum disease called periodontitis and other dental problems such as alveolar osteitis (commonly known as "dry socket", which can occur after certain types of tooth extractions such as a wisdom tooth extraction).
Metronidazole is also used to treat perioral dermatitis, a facial rash that occurs around the mouth.
What side effects could I experience?
You may experience mild redness, dryness, itching or stinging of the skin when using Metronidazole.
Less commonly, Metronidazole may also cause nausea, tingling of the fingers and toes, as well as a metallic taste in your mouth.
Alert your doctor if any of these side effects are severe or do not go away, or if your condition seems worse than before.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking a blood-thinning medicine called Warfarin.
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal medicines and medicines that you buy without a prescription.