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Metrogel tube- Ornidazole


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Metrogel is the semisolid dosage form (cream) used in the treatment of acne and various other skin infections. Metrogel contains metronidazole as active ingredient which is very effective for protozoal and bacterial infection. This drug comes under the class of nitroimidazole compounds.

Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
1 Tube Metrogel 1% 30gm $26.99 $26.99
3 Tubes Metrogel 1% 30gm $75.99 $25.33
30 Tab Ornidazole 500mg $44.99 $1.50
90 Tab Ornidazole 500mg $127.99 $1.42

Mechanism of action

Mode of action of metrogel is not completely known in our body. Metrogel basically enters into bacterial/protozoal cell and reduced to form nitroso radical which kill the bacteria by oxidizing the DNA strands.


Metrogel cream is indicated for the treatment of acne and other types of skin infections. It is meant to apply topically on the infected areas of skin.


It is contraindicated in patients who show severe allergic reaction to this drug.

Do not use this in case of severe blood disorder.

Drug interaction

Avoid using the following drugs along with the metrogel cream:

  • Warfarin (used as anti-coagulant)
  • Clotrimazole (antibiotic)
  • Alcohol
  • Topical creams (any herbal cream or medicated cream)

Storage conditions

  • Store this cream at room temperature
  • Never freeze these creams as they may undergo deterioration.
  • Keep it away from heat and moisture.
  • Keep it away from reach of children.

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Dose of Metrogel

Regular adult dose for:

Acne rosacea- Apply 1% cream as a thin film to the infected area once a day

Bacterial vaginosis- Apply 0.75% cream inside vagina using an applicator, preferably at bed time, once or twice a day for five days.

Dose adjustment is based on the type and intensity of infectious condition.

Missed dose

In case if you forget to apply this cream, apply it as soon as you remember.

Side effects

Side effects of metrogel are less often as it acts topically not systemically. But in case if side effects do not subside in a few days, consult your doctor.

Less common side effects of this cream are:

  • Skin dryness
  • Redness or itching of skin that appeared after application of metrogel on cream
  • Burning or stinging sensation of skin
  • Watery eyes

Rare side effects are:

  • Parageusia (metallic taste)
  • Tickling/numbness of upper and lower limbs.
  • Nausea


  • Avoid eye contact with this cream
  • Discontinue this cream is skin irritation persist for longer time
  • Use metrogel with proper care in patients with history of blood dyscrasia (disorder in which blood contains abnormal elements).
  • Do not use this cream in excess.
  • This cream may makes your skin sun sensitive so avoid direct exposure to skin.