Metronidazole is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Metronidazole topical (for the skin) is used to treat skin lesions caused by rosacea. Metronidazole topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Wash and gently dry your skin before applying metronidazole topical Apply the medication in a thin layer and rub in completely. You may apply cosmetics after using metronidazole topical. Use this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before any infection is completely treated. Do not use metronidazole topical to treat any other skin infection your doctor has not prescribed it for. Store metronidazole topical at room temperature away from moisture or heat. ; Do not use metronidazole topical if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it. Before using metronidazole topical, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have a blood cell disorder such as anemia or decreased white blood cells. Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin). Metronidazole topical is for use only on the skin. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse thoroughly with cool water. Do not use topical metronidazole in the vagina.

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/info/v1/what-is-Metronidazole/?z=general/dlp

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