Metronidazole Topical gel is a kind of antibiotic which helps in the treatment of bacterial and protozoan infection. It belongs to the class of antibiotic known as nitroimidazoles. It inhibits the growth of bacteria and protozoa, however, this drug cannot be used in the treatment of viral infections.
This medication is used to treat bacterial and protozoan infections. It is used in the treatment of vaginal bacterial infection. It is also used to treat skin, stomach, joints, and respiratory infection. This medication cannot be used to treat viral infections like cold, flu etc. This medication can be combined with anti-ulcer medication to treat different types of ulcers.
Dosage and administration
Metronidazole Topical gel should be used on the affected areas once or twice a day. Apply a thin film of this gel on the affected area. It is necessary to wash your hands before and after application. Use this medication for full course to completely clear the infection. Do not stop the medication in between if you start feeling better. In case you are using this gel only once a day then it is better to use it during bedtime. However, if you are using this gel twice a day and you miss one dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the normal schedule.
This medication has several side effects which are as follows:-