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What is Metrogyl Dg?

Metrogyl Dg Gel is used for Inflammatory papules and pustules of rosacea, Dental plaque and bacteria, Microbial infections on living surface, Infections of gum and dental cavities, Skin wounds, Gingivitis and other conditions. Metrogyl Dg Gel may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Metrogyl Dg Gel contains Chlorhexidine Gluconate Topical and Metronidazole Topical as active ingredients.
Metrogyl Dg Gel works by producing the anti-inflammatory effect; inhibiting the growth of microorganisms;
Detailed information related to Metrogyl Dg Gel's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Metrogyl Dg Gel Uses

Metrogyl Dg Gel is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1, 2
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Metrogyl Dg Gel Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Metrogyl Dg Gel improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 1, 2

Metrogyl Dg Gel - Composition and Active Ingredients

Metrogyl Dg Gel is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Metrogyl Dg Gel - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Metrogyl Dg Gel. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
References: 1
Learn more: Side-effects

Metrogyl Dg Gel - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Metrogyl Dg Gel, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • avoid contact with the eyes
  • for external use only
  • keep out of eyes, ears, and mouth
  • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
  • wash your hands before and after applying Metrogyl Dg Gel. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
  • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Metrogyl Dg Gel. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
  • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
  • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.
References: 1, 2

Where to Buy Metrogyl Dg Gel

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Metrogyl Dg Gel - Drug Interactions

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

Metrogyl Dg Gel - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Metrogyl Dg Gel is a contraindication. In addition, Metrogyl Dg Gel should not be used if you have the following conditions:
  • allergy
  • contact with meninges
  • genital area
  • hypersensitivity
  • preoperative skin preparation of the head or face
References: 1, 2
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Metrogyl Dg Gel - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Metrogyl Dg Gel safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Metronidazole Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Chlorhexidine Gluconate Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    References: 1
  • Is Metrogyl Dg Gel safe while breastfeeding?
    • Metronidazole Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Chlorhexidine Gluconate Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    References: 1
  • Can Metrogyl Dg Gel be used for inflammatory papules and pustules of rosacea and dental plaque and bacteria?
    Yes, inflammatory papules and pustules of rosacea and dental plaque and bacteria are among the most common reported uses for Metrogyl Dg Gel. Please do not use Metrogyl Dg Gel for inflammatory papules and pustules of rosacea and dental plaque and bacteria without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Metrogyl Dg Gel.
  • How long do I need to use Metrogyl Dg Gel before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 1 day and same day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Metrogyl Dg Gel. Click here to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Metrogyl Dg Gel.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Metrogyl Dg Gel? website users have reported twice a day and once a day as the most common frequency of using Metrogyl Dg Gel. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Metrogyl Dg Gel. Click here to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Metrogyl Dg Gel.
  • Should I consume Metrogyl Dg Gel empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Metrogyl Dg Gel after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here to find out what other patients report as timing of using Metrogyl Dg Gel.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Metrogyl Dg Gel medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Metrogyl Dg Gel. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Metrogyl Dg Gel

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 3, 4, 5, 6

Overdosage of Metrogyl Dg Gel

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Metrogyl Dg Gel, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 7, 8, 9

Storage of Metrogyl Dg Gel

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Metrogyl Dg Gel.
References: 10, 11, 12, 13

Expired Metrogyl Dg Gel

  • Taking a single dose of expired Metrogyl Dg Gel is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 14, 15

Dosage Information

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Metrogyl Dg Gel - Packages and Strengths

Metrogyl Dg Gel is available in the following packages and strengths
Metrogyl Dg Gel - Packages: 20GM Gel, 10GM Gel
Metrogyl Dg Gel - Strengths: 1%+0.25%, 0.25%W+W+1%W+W

Metrogyl Dg Gel - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

Metrogyl Dg Gel - Demographic Information


  1. DailyMed LABEL: METROCREAM - metronidazole cream - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  2. DailyMed Antiseptic Skin Cleanser (Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2% Topical Solution, USP) - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  3. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
  4. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  5. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  6. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
  7. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  8. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  11. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  12. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  13. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  14. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  15. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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