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Side Effects of Metronidazole Gel

Common side effects of metronidazole gel include skin reactions, such as burning, stinging, and itching. While these reactions generally require little or no treatment, potentially serious problems can also occur with this medicated skin gel. If you develop unusual sensations in the hands or feet, intolerable skin reactions, or swelling of the throat, contact your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Metronidazole Gel

Just like any medicine, metronidazole gel (Metrogel®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with metronidazole gel. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Metronidazole Gel Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of metronidazole gel are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Severe, intolerable skin reactions
  • Eye irritation
  • Unusual sensations, such as tingling or numbness, in the hands or feet
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Metronidazole Gel Information

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