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What should I know about MetroGel before using it?

Do not use MetroGel (metronidazole) if you are allergic to it. Prior to use tell your doctor if you have any blood disorders, such as anemia or low white blood cell or platelet levels. Use MetroGel on your skin only. Do not get it in your mouth, nose or eyes. If you get some in those areas, rinse with cool water. If you experience stinging or burning from use, tell your doctor immediately. Use this gel only for the condition for which is was prescribed and, use it only in the amounts and for the length of time directed by your doctor. Before using any cleansers or other medicines on your skin, talk to your doctor. Before using MetroGel tell your doctor if you use blood thinners like warfarin. Though this drug is not considered harmful to a fetus, tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this drug or if you become pregnant while using it. It is not known if MetroGel will pass to a breastfeeding infant through breast milk. Check with your doctor prior to breastfeeding to discuss possible risks and benefits. Use MetroGel with caution on children, as its safety and efficacy in children is not known.

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