What is Metronidazole topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: MetroGel MetroCream MetroGel Vaginal Show all

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Metronidazole, an antibiotic and antiprotozoal agent that as a topical preparation is used to treat the inflammatory lesions and erythema of rosacea.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Rosacea 18 7
Rosacea 6 1
Rashes (redness, swelling) 5 1
Bacterial Vaginosis 2 4
Butterfly (malar) rash 1 1
Itchy rash 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Metronidazole topical

Side effect Patients
Abdominal pain 1
Burning sensation in eyes 1
Dry skin 1
Rashes (redness, swelling) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Metronidazole topical

Dosage Patients
0.75 g twice daily 2
1 % daily 1
1 g daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Metronidazole topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 7
Side effects too severe 4
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 13 patients who’ve stopped taking Metronidazole topical

Duration

Currently taking Metronidazole topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Metronidazole topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 4
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Metronidazole topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Azelaic acid topical (Finacea) 2
Ivermectin (Stromectol) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Metronidazole topical.