Metronidazole is used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach or intestines, liver, skin, joints, brain, heart, and respiratory tract. Metrogel (topical metronidazole) is also used to treat rosacea, a skin condition. Vaginal metronidazole gel is also used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina
It can cause agitation, back pain, blindness, dizziness, irritability, lack of co-ordination.
Hypersensitivity to metronidazole or other nitroimidazoles
Before taking metronidazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other antibiotics (such as tinidazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, certain blood disorders (low blood cell counts).
Use with caution; potential accumulation in end stage renal disease; supplemental doses may be needed in patients receiving hemodialysis
This medication passes into breast milk. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before breast-feeding. If you are prescribed the single-dose treatment, your doctor may direct you to stop breast-feeding for a short time after the dose. Consult your doctor for more details.
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
Some drugs that may interact with this drug are Ergotamine, erythromycin, simvastatin, fantanyl