Metrolotion

Name: Metrolotion

MetroLotion Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • Warfarin (Coumadin)
  • Astemizole (Hismanal)
  • Disulfiram (Antabuse)
  • Busulfan (Busulfex, Myleran)
  • Lithium (Lithobid)
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Vitamins        

This is not a complete list of metronidazole drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Inform MD

Before taking metronidazole, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to metronidazole or to any of its ingredients
  • have or have had Crohn’s disease
  • have or have had liver problems
  • have or have had kidney problems
  • have or have had blood disorders
  • have or are being treated for alcohol dependence
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

MetroLotion (metronidazole topical) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging or burning when you apply metronidazole topical.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild burning or stinging;

  • numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet;

  • mild skin redness or irritation;

  • dry, scaly, or itchy skin;

  • nausea; or

  • metallic taste in your mouth.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take MetroLotion?

  • If you have an allergy to metronidazole or any other part of MetroLotion (metronidazole cream, gel, and lotion).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take MetroLotion with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
  • Seizures.
  • Very bad skin irritation.

What are some other side effects of MetroLotion?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Skin irritation.
  • Dry skin.
  • Scaling.
  • Itching.
  • Stinging.
  • Burning.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take MetroLotion or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to MetroLotion. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

Review Date: October 4, 2017

Contraindications

MetroLotion® Topical Lotion is contraindicated in individuals with a history of hypersensitivity to metronidazole or to other ingredients of the formulation.

How is MetroLotion Supplied

MetroLotion® (metronidazole lotion) Topical Lotion, 0.75% is supplied in the following size:

2 fl. oz. (59 mL) plastic bottle - NDC 0299-3838-02

Storage:  Store at controlled room temperature 68° to 77°F (20° - 25°C).

Protect from freezing.

Marketed by:
GALDERMA LABORATORIES, L.P.
Fort Worth, Texas 76177 USA

GALDERMA is a registered trademark.
P52497-0 Revised: June 2014

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