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MetroGel-Vaginal Side Effects

Call your healthcare provider right away if you are using MetroGel-Vaginal and you experience seizures, severe skin reactions, or numbness in your hands or feet. Fortunately, most reactions to this drug are typically minor and easy to treat. Some of the most commonly reported side effects include vaginal discharge, digestive discomfort, and vaginal yeast infections.

An Introduction to MetroGel-Vaginal Side Effects

Just like any medicine, MetroGel-Vaginal® (metronidazole vaginal gel) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with MetroGel-Vaginal. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of MetroGel-Vaginal

MetroGel-Vaginal has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the drug were carefully documented. In these studies, the most common reactions included:
  • Vaginal discharge -- in up to 12 percent of women
  • Vaginal yeast infection -- up to 10 percent
  • Irritation of the vulva or vagina -- up to 9 percent
  • Digestive discomfort -- up to 7 percent
  • Headache -- up to 5 percent
  • Nausea and/or vomiting -- up to 4 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 1 percent to 3 percent of people, included:
  • Pelvic discomfort
  • Unusual taste
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Decreased appetite
  • Cramping.
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