Metronidazole Vaginal Gel Side Effects
Some of the most commonly reported side effects of metronidazole vaginal gel are vaginal problems, such as irritation, discharge, and yeast infections. Although most reactions to this drug tend to be minor, there are some potentially serious complications that you should report to your healthcare provider, such as severe skin reactions, unexplained swelling, or tingling in your hands or feet.
Just like any medicine, metronidazole vaginal gel (MetroGel-Vaginal®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most women 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 metronidazole vaginal gel. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Some side effects of metronidazole vaginal gel are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Severe, intolerable skin reactions
- Unusual sensations, such as tingling or numbness, in the hands or feet
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.