Metrogel review

Metrogel, with its active ingredient called metronidazole, is an antibiotic that is best for infections caused by the protozoa bacteria. This drug enters the bacterial cells and interferes with their DNA, damaging it and preventing the protozoa from further developing. This results to metronidazole killing the bacteria and clearing up the infection in the process. Metrogel is topically applied to treat wounds, tumors, leg ulcers, and sores infected with bacteria producing offensive odor. Metrogel is also applied to treat a chronic inflammation of the skin called acne rosacea, an inflammation of the nose, cheeks, skin, and forehead.

This medication is only used on the skin. Wash the hands well and dry it before and after rubbing it on the skin. After 15 minutes, rub a thin layer of gel at least twice per day, or as indicated by a pharmacist or doctor. Wait another 5 minutes before putting on cosmetics on the skin.

For best results, Metrogel should be used regularly. In case no improvement on the skin being treated becomes apparent after 3 weeks, immediately seek the help of a doctor.

Metrogel is only used externally. It should not be applied to areas of the skin that is always exposed to direct sunlight. It should not be in contact with the eyes. In case the skin become irritated, use of the gel should be decreased or even be stopped. The medicine is not recommended for use on children.

Always follow the instructions printed on the product or as prescribed by a doctor or pharmacist. This gel should never be used on patients who are allergic to any of its ingredients. Patients should inform their doctors or pharmacists any occurrence of allergy while using this gel.

While metrogel is only applied to the skin, small amounts of it may be absorbed and enter the bloodstream. It can thus be harmful to pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding. Women who are pregnant or those planning to get pregnant should consult their doctors about the safety of using Metrogel. However there is no study that has proven the negative effects of using Metrogel among pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Like most drugs, Metrogel can result to side effects among its users. However most of the side effects can go away on their own after some time. Likewise, side effects occur rarely among users of Metrogel.

Some of the possible side effects of Metrogel include a burning and stinging sensation on the skin, itching, redness of the skin, irritation of the skin, nausea, watery eyes especially if the gel is applied close to the eyes, metallic taste, worsened case of rosacea, and numbness or tingling of the extremities.

Inform your physician of any other drug you are taking prior to ageing to use Metrogel. A physician will monitor possible interaction of Metrogel with other medications being used.

Before using this gel, inform your doctor of any herbal and non-prescription drugs that you are using particularly blood thinners like warfarin.

Metrogel has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of metrogel

• Molecular formula of metrogel is C6H9N3O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-(2-methyl-5-nitro-1H-imidazol-1-yl)ethanol
• Molecular weight is 171.154 g/mol
Metrogel available : 1% gel

Generic name: Metronidazole

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