The drug "Metronidazole" (form of release - gel)is an antiprotozoal antibacterial agent with the same active ingredient. It is prescribed by specialists with urogenital trichomoniasis (vaginitis, urethritis) and nonspecific vaginitis, confirmed by microbiological and clinical data.
The preparation is produced in aluminum tubes in cardboard packs together with a special applicator for intravaginal administration.
Metronidazole (gel): instructions for use
The drug is administered intravaginally, and asNormally, the standard dose is 5 grams (this is the amount of gel applied to the applicator). The course of treatment is five days after taking the drug twice a day.
The gel "Metronidazole" causes an individualintolerance to ethanol, so you need to be extremely careful. In addition, the drug should not be taken with the "Disulfiram" product, and also if you took the drug within the previous two weeks. Simultaneous intake of these drugs can cause some neurological symptoms.
If we talk about interaction with otherdrugs, it should be noted that the gel "Metronidazole" is able to enhance the effect of anticoagulants. The drug should not be combined with muscle relaxants and phenobarbital.
In cases of overdose (such occurvery rarely), or if the drug is intolerant, the following side effects may occur: skin rash, urticaria, irritation or burning in the partner's penis, frequent urination, itching, pain, hyperemia of the mucosa in the external genital area. Vaginal candidiasis may develop after drug withdrawal. You also need to be prepared for some systemic reactions - changes in taste (including the taste of "metal"), dizziness, headache, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, loss or loss of appetite, spasmodic pain in the abdomen, constipation or diarrhea, leukopenia and other.
To avoid side effects, you should not take the "Metronidazole" gel with the following contraindications.
So, the drug is contraindicated to patientsleukopenia, patients with impaired coordination of movements, with organic lesions of the central nervous system, liver failure, and pregnant women with the first trimester of pregnancy and lactating mothers. In the second and third trimester of pregnancy is appointed with extreme caution. The drug is not prescribed for people with increased sensitivity to individual components of the drug and to derivatives of nitromidazole.
"Metronidazole" gel: special instructions and rules for storage
This gel, as already mentioned, is intendedexclusively for intravaginal use. The patient with vaginitis, which is caused by Trichomonas vaginalis, should be taken with the sexual partner (the partner takes metronidazole inside). During treatment, in no case should you take ethanol (the possibility of developing various disulfiram-like reactions, including spasmodic pain, nausea, vomiting, rush of blood to the face, etc. During treatment for sexual intercourse, it is best to avoid.
From pharmacies, the gel "Metronidazole" is released only on prescription. It is stored in a dry dark place away from children at a temperature of up to 25 degrees Celsius. Shelf life - two years.
Attention! This article is intended for a superficial acquaintance with the drug and its effect. Before you start treatment with it, be sure to consult your doctor who will prescribe you a prescription if necessary. Before use, carefully read the insert leaflet, which contains more detailed information about the medicine.