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Drug Interactions With Metronidazole Vaginal Gel

Alcohol, lithium, and certain other products may cause problems when used in combination with metronidazole vaginal gel. Drug interactions such as these may raise the level of certain medications in your blood, increasing your risk for serious side effects or other complications. Before using metronidazole vaginal gel, talk to your healthcare provider about all other medications and vitamins you are taking to help avoid adverse reactions.

An Overview of Metronidazole Vaginal Gel Interactions

Metronidazole vaginal gel (MetroGel-Vaginal®) may react with a few other medications. Some of the drugs that may interact with metronidazole vaginal gel include but are not limited to:

More Detail on Drug Interactions With Metronidazole Vaginal Gel

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when metronidazole vaginal gel is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Alcohol
The standard advice is that people taking metronidazole products should not drink alcohol. However, this type of interaction is probably less likely to occur when metronidazole is applied vaginally, as it is with metronidazole vaginal gel. However, there is some uncertainty about the validity of this interaction (see Metronidazole and Alcohol).

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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