metronidazole vaginal (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (MetroGel-Vaginal, Vandazole)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (MetroGel-Vaginal, Vandazole)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of metronidazole applied in the vagina is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while using metronidazole vaginal (MetroGel-Vaginal, Vandazole)?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with plenty of cool water.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing such as nylon underwear or panty hose that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until your infection is healed.
Avoid having sex until your vaginal infection has been completely treated and you have finished using the medication.
Avoid using other vaginal creams or douches at the same time as metronidazole vaginal unless your doctor approves.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are using metronidazole vaginal.
What other drugs will affect metronidazole vaginal (MetroGel-Vaginal, Vandazole)?
Tell your doctor if you have taken disulfiram (Antabuse) within the past 14 days. Also tell your doctor if you are using:
There may be other drugs that can interact with metronidazole vaginal. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about metronidazole vaginal.
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