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What should I know about MetroGel Vaginal before using it?

Before using MetroGel Vaginal, be aware that you should not use this drug if you are allergic to metronidazole. Also, certain conditions may impact your ability to use this drug. These included seizure disorders, liver disease, or circulation problems (like Raynaud's syndrome). Also let your doctor know if you have used disulfiram (Antabuse) in the past two weeks. While this drug is not believed harmful to a fetus, tell your doctor if you are pregnant prior to use. Also inform your doctor if you are breast-feeding. It is possible this drug may pass to your baby through breast milk.

You should not have sex until your vaginal infection has been treated completely. Use this gel for the entire length of treatment prescribed by your doctor, even during your menstrual period. Even if your symptoms go away, your infection may still be present. If you complete treatment, but your symptoms have not improved or have worsened, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection that MetroGel Vaginal will not effectively treat. Unless directed by your doctor, do not use douches or other vaginal creams while using MetroGel Vaginal. You might need to wear a sanitary napkin during treatment; do not use tampons. During treatment, wear loose clothing that allows air flow, such as underwear made of cotton or other natural fibers. Avoid getting this medication in your mouth, nose, or eyes. If it happens to get in those areas, rinse with cool water. Avoid drinking alcohol while using MetroGel Vaginal.

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