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MetroCream Side Effects

People using MetroCream may develop side effects such as skin discomfort, redness, or irritation. Clinical studies showed that in most cases, reactions to this skin cream were minor and easy to treat. However, research also showed that severe skin reactions, numbness in the hands or feet, and other potentially serious problems could occur and should be treated right away.

An Introduction to MetroCream Side Effects

Just like any medicine, MetroCream® (metronidazole cream) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people 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 MetroCream. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of MetroCream

MetroCream has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the drug were carefully documented and compared to those that occurred in a group of people who were given a cream that did not contain any active ingredients (a placebo).
In these studies, the most common MetroCream side effects included:
  • Skin discomfort, specifically burning and stinging
  • Redness
  • Skin irritation
  • Itching
  • Worsening of rosacea.

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of MetroCream are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Severe, intolerable skin reactions
  • Eye irritation
  • Unusual sensations, such as tingling or numbness, in the hands or feet
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

MetroCream Medication Information

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