MetroGel® Topical Gel contains metronidazole, USP, at a concentration of 7.5 mg per gram (0.75%) in a gel consisting of purified water, methylparaben, propylparaben, propylene glycol, carbomer 940, sodium hydroxide, and edetate disodium. Metronidazole is classified therapeutically as an antiprotozoal and antibacterial agent.
MetroGel® Topical Gel is indicated for topical application in the treatment of inflammatory papules and pustules of rosacea.
Published Studies Related to Metrogel (Metronidazole Topical)
Clinical and microbiological benefits of metronidazole alone or with amoxicillin as adjuncts in the treatment of chronic periodontitis: a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial. [2011.09]
AIM: To evaluate the effects of the adjunctive use of metronidazole (MTZ) or MTZ+amoxicillin (AMX) in the treatment of generalized chronic periodontitis (ChP)... CONCLUSION: The adjunctive use of MTZ+AMX offers short-term clinical and microbiological benefits, over SRP alone, in the treatment of non-smokers subjects with generalized ChP. The added benefits of MTZ were less evident. (c) 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Helicobacter pylori eradication with a capsule containing bismuth subcitrate potassium, metronidazole, and tetracycline given with omeprazole versus clarithromycin-based triple therapy: a randomised, open-label, non-inferiority, phase 3 trial. [2011.03.12]
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori is associated with benign and malignant diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract, and increasing antibiotic resistance has made alternative treatments necessary. Our aim was to assess the efficacy and safety of a new, single-capsule treatment versus the gold standard for H pylori eradication... INTERPRETATION: Quadruple therapy should be considered for first-line treatment in view of the rising prevalence of clarithromycin-resistant H pylori, especially since quadruple therapy provides superior eradication with similar safety and tolerability to standard therapy. FUNDING: Axcan Pharma Inc. Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Tinidazole vs metronidazole for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. [2011.03]
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of 2 different doses of tinidazole with metronidazole for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis and to compare the side effects of the drugs... CONCLUSION: There were no differences in cure rates between metronidazole and either of the tinidazole dosing regimens that were studied. In addition, there were no important differences in the side-effect profiles of metronidazole and tinidazole. Copyright (c) 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Clinical efficacy of Saccharomyces boulardii or metronidazole in symptomatic children with Blastocystis hominis infection. [2011.03]
Although many Blastocystis infections remain asymptomatic, recent data suggest it also causes frequent symptoms. Therapy should be limited to patients with persistent symptoms and a complete workup for alternative etiologies...
The effects of an investigational antimalarial agent, NIPRD-AM1 on the single dose pharmacokinetics of metronidazole in healthy human volunteers. [2011.01]
The effect of concurrent administration of a novel phytomedicine, NIPRD-AM1 used for the treatment of malaria on the pharmacokinetics of metronidazole was investigated in healthy volunteers. The study was a completely randomized one, crossover involving administration of single dose metronidazole tablets (200 mgx2) concomitantly with NIPRD-AM1 capsules (250 mgx2) to 11 healthy volunteers...
Clinical Trials Related to Metrogel (Metronidazole Topical)
An Evaluation of the Cosmetic Appearance of Metronidazole Gel (MetroGel®) 1% [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to determine the cosmetic appearance of metronidazole gel
(MetroGel®) 1% with commonly marketed facial foundations.
A Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetic Study of Two Formulations of Metronidazole Versus Immediate Release Metronidazole in Patient With C. Difficile Colitis [Recruiting]
Clostridium difficile bacteria can be a cause of significant diarrheal disease, particularly
in people who have taken potent antibiotics. When C. difficile multiplies within the colon,
it produces two toxins that cause inflammation and resultant abdominal pain, fever and
diarrhea. Current treatment of mild to moderate disease is with immediate release
metronidazole, an antibiotic that kills C. difficile. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has
developed a delayed release form of metronidazole to release just before the colon to
increase the concentration of antibiotic in the colon to improve the effectiveness of
metronidazole treatment and potentially to allow less whole body exposure to the antibiotic.
This study will measure the amount of metronidazole in the blood and stool of patients with
C. difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) to confirm that the new formulations are releasing
the antibiotic as designed, immediately before the colon.
Azithromycin Based Therapy for Induction of Remission in Active Pediatric Crohn's Disease [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate effectiveness of 2 months antibiotic course of
Azithromycin combined with Metronidazole compared with 2 months antibiotic course of
Efficacy of Metronidazole Versus Metronidazole and Rifampin in CDAD Treatment [Completed]
What is the difference between the use of one drug (Oral Metronidazole) versus the use of
this same drug combined with another drug (Rifampin) in treatment of bacteria and
infection-associated diarrhea in patients? This infection is an important cause of morbidity
and mortality in both the community and hospitals, and the leading cause of hospital and
chronic facility-acquired diarrhea. Research is important for the treatment of this
infection. Patient care with use of two medication treatment regimens will be studied.
Do Motion Metrics Lead to Improved Skill Acquisition on Simulators? [Recruiting]
Emphasizing the growing popularity of motion metrics are the majority of available virtual
reality simulators and some newer hybrid models that offer motion tracking for performance
assessment. A popular hybrid model (PROMIS) allows training with regular laparoscopic
instruments in a box-trainer while automatically recording task duration and movement
efficiency (pathlength and smoothness) that are immediately offered as feedback to
Despite the increasing availability of simulators that track motion, our knowledge of the
impact those metrics have on trainee learning is severely limited. We do not know if it is
more important to use speed, accuracy, motion efficiency or a combination thereof for
performance assessment and how these metrics impact skill transfer to the OR.
Based on sound educational principles we have developed a proficiency-based laparoscopic
suturing simulator curriculum. This curriculum focuses on deliberate and distributed
practice, provides trainees with augmented feedback and sets expert-derived performance
goals based on time and errors. We have previously demonstrated that this curriculum leads
to improved operative performance of trainees compared to controls.
To measure operative performance and determine transferability, we will use a live porcine
Nissen fundoplication model. Instead of placing actual patients at risk, the porcine model
is preferable for this purpose as it offers objective metrics (targets are established,
distances measured, knots are disrupted for slippage scoring), complete standardization, and
allows multiple individuals to be tested on the same day.
We hypothesize that proficiency-based simulator training in laparoscopic suturing to
expert-derived levels of speed and motion will result in better operative performance
compared to participants training to levels of speed or motion alone. The study is powered
to detect an at least 10% performance difference between the groups.
1. Compare whether any performance differences between the groups persist long-term
2. Assess whether the groups demonstrate differences in safety in the operating room by
comparing the inadvertent injuries in the animal OR between the groups
3. Identify the training duration required by novices to reach proficiency in laparoscopic
suturing based on speed, motion efficiency, or a combination of these metrics
4. Identify any baseline participant characteristics that may predict individual
Reports of Suspected Metrogel (Metronidazole Topical) Side Effects
Skin Burning Sensation (1),
Back Pain (1),
Pain in Extremity (1),
Drug Hypersensitivity (1),
Musculoskeletal Pain (1), more >>
PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS
Based on a total of 19 ratings/reviews, Metrogel has an overall score of 4.74. The effectiveness score is 5.47 and the side effect score is 8.42. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. Below are selected reviews: the highest, the median and the lowest rated.
Metrogel review by 51 year old male patient
|Overall rating:|| || |
|Effectiveness:|| || Highly Effective|
|Side effects:|| || No Side Effects|
|Condition / reason:|| || acne rosacea|
|Dosage & duration:|| || .75% (dosage frequency: twice a day) for the period of approx six months|
|Other conditions:|| || None|
|Other drugs taken:|| || None|
|Benefits:|| || I'd had dry skin on my face for several years which I'd controlled using moisturisers. About five years ago, I started to get acne pimples and bumps on my cheeks and forehead which was diagnosed as rosacea. I was prescribed Metrogel which cleared the problems, including the dry skin. Symptoms reduced almost immediately. I've had about two years without having to get a repeat prescription, and symptoms have just begun to return, so I've requested more from my doc.|
|Side effects:|| || The gel can be visible if applied too thickly, at which point it can flake slightly.|
|Comments:|| || Apply a thin layer of gel to the face twice a day.|
Metrogel review by 56 year old female patient
|Overall rating:|| || |
|Effectiveness:|| || Moderately Effective|
|Side effects:|| || Moderate Side Effects|
|Condition / reason:|| || rosacea|
|Dosage & duration:|| || .75 (dosage frequency: 2 years) for the period of 2 years|
|Other conditions:|| || diabetes|
|Other drugs taken:|| || metformin|
|Benefits:|| || Sometimes lessoned redness|
|Side effects:|| || burning sensation on occasion|
|Comments:|| || Several years ago I was diagnosed with rosacea. Metrogel was prescribed by my family doctor. At the time I had oily skin. It was prescribed to be used 2 times a day. I was also told to use Cetaphil cleanser. My rosacea symptoms were redness, burning skin that felt hot to the touch. I used the Metrogel religiously as prescribed. For the first 2 weeks, it burned on contact. I hated it. After awhile my skin started calming down and I stopped using the Metrogel. Everytime my skin flared up I would use it again. I'm using it right now. I can't really say if the Metrogel helped at all. Sometimes I think it is very irritating but I'm told to use it when necessary. Redness is sometimes better after use, but I don't know if it the result of the Metrogel. I would like to find something better out there.|
Metrogel review by 60 year old female patient
|Overall rating:|| || |
|Effectiveness:|| || Ineffective|
|Side effects:|| || No Side Effects|
|Condition / reason:|| || skin texture changes due to rosacea|
|Dosage & duration:|| || pea-size amount to face (dosage frequency: twice a day) for the period of 2 yrs.|
|Other conditions:|| || none|
|Other drugs taken:|| || synthroid|
|Benefits:|| || None|
|Side effects:|| || none|
|Comments:|| || Metrogel was applied after cleansing, before applying moisturizer. This was done twice a day, morning and evening. There was no change in the 'bumps' that were on my face, and there was no change in the progression of others that were forming. I religiously used this get for two years before stopping treatment. Using Metrogel was a complete waste of time for me.|
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