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Common Reactions to Metronidazole Gel

Common Side Effects

Metronidazole gel has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the drug were carefully documented and compared to those that occurred in a group of people who were given a gel that did not contain any active ingredients (a placebo gel).
In these studies, the most common reactions included:
  • Dryness -- in up to 25.4 percent of people
  • Skin scaling -- up to 24.6 percent
  • Itching -- up to 15.8 percent
  • Stinging or burning -- up to 10.3 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 1 percent to 2.5 percent of people, included:

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the metronidazole gel side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using this medication or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to metronidazole gel, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

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