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Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm
Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm
Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm
Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm
Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm

Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm

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Medical Description

Metrogyl gel is an antibiotic gel meant for topical application. It contains Metronidazole, which has antibiotic and anti-protozoal properties. It is used for the management of a condition called rosacea, also known as adult acne. Rosacea is characterised by redness, flushing, and pimples on the face. Metrogyl gel is meant for external application and should not be used on mucous membranes or other sensitive areas of your body. It should not be used by individuals below 18 years of age. It is not recommended for expecting and lactating women. The common side effects of this gel are skin dryness and irritation. Contact with the eyes should be avoided. If contact with the eyes occurs, the gel should be washed out immediately with clean water.
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Uses of Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm

For the management of symptoms of a skin condition rosacea (redness, flushing, swollen bumps and pimples on the face).

Contraindications of Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm

If you are allergic to Metronidazole or any other components of this gel. If you have any related nerve disorders such as (Neuropathy).

Side effects of Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm

  • Dryness
  • Irritation
  • Teary eyes

Precautions and Warnings of Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm


Can I use Metrogyl Gel during pregnancy?
The information related to the safety of Metrogyl gel in pregnant women is not established. Hence, it should be avoided unless suggested by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I use Metrogyl Gel while breastfeeding?
The information related to the safety of Metrogyl gel in lactating women and breastfed infant is not established. Hence, it should be avoided unless prescribed by your doctor.


Can I drive if I have applied Metrogyl Gel?
The application of this gel does not interfere with the driving ability.


Can I consume alcohol after applying Metrogyl Gel?
Do not consume alcohol while using this gel. If absorbed in sufficient amount, it can lead to disulfiram-like reactions. However, chances of such reactions are rare as this medicine is meant for topical application.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any skin allergies after application of Metrogyl gel.
  • You have any blood-related disorder.
  • You should not apply this gel on any skin condition other than what it is prescribed for.
  • You should not apply it near eyes, mouth or vagina or sensitive areas.
  • If this gel comes in contact with your eyes, wash the eyes with clean water immediately.

Mode of Action of Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm

How Does It Work?

Metrogyl gel contains Metronidazole. It is an antibiotic, and it acts against bacteria and protozoa. This gel works by acting on the DNA of the microorganism responsible for acne and inhibits their growth.
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Directions for Use of Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm

  • Metrogyl gel should be used as advised by your doctor for a specified duration.
  • Clean the affected area and pat it dry before application.
  • Wash your hands before and after application of Metrogyl gel.
  • Apply a thin layer of gel, rub gently and let it get absorbed by your skin.

Interactions of Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm

Interactions with other medicines

  • Metrogyl gel is used for external application on the skin, thus less likely to interact with other drugs taken orally
  • However, it is advisable to inform your doctor if you are using any modern medicine as it may interact with this gel.
  • Be cautious if you are on anticoagulant therapy such as warfarin and medicine containing phenobarbitone used for brain-related disorders.

Storage and disposal of Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm

Store below 25°C in a cool and dry place. Keep it out of the reach and sight of children and pets. Discard any unused medicine properly.

Dosage of Metrogyl 2% Gel 30gm


Overdose is unlikely as Metrogyl gel is meant for external application. If you feel you have applied too much of it, remove this gel or wipe out the extra quantities with a piece of cotton or tissue. If accidentally this gel is swallowed then contact your doctor immediately.
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Missed a Dose

If you miss the dose, apply the gel as soon as you remember. Do not overuse it to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Metrogyl gel be used for ashes in children?

A: No, Metrogyl is not recommended for children below 18 years of age. Do not use any medicine for your child without consulting a doctor as their body, skin, and organs are very sensitive and are not fully developed.

Q: What are the causes of rosacea?

A: The causes of Rosacea are sunlight, stress, heat, alcohol, spicy foods, certain cosmetics, and medicines. It is very important to understand which cause triggers your skin so that you can possibly avoid them.

Q: Can I use cosmetics on my skin after applying Metrogyl Gel?

A: No, you should not apply makeup or cosmetic products on your skin after applying Metrogyl gel. Makeup products contain different constituents that can interfere with the action of Metrogyl gel. Also, you should avoid using makeup on your face as it can aggravate acne.

Q: What is the difference between Metrogyl gel and Metrogyl DG gel?

A: Metroyl gel is an antibiotic gel to be applied on skin that contains an antibiotic named Metronidazole. It is used to act against acne and any redness or swelling related to the acne. Whereas, Metrogyl DG gel is used to treat swollen gum and mouth ulcers. It contains two medicines, Metronidazole and Chlorhexidine.
Last Updated on: 22 Aug 2020 | 05:30 AM (IST)

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