Metronidazole gel dosage
You should always follow your doctor’s instructions when using metronidazole gel. Generally, for bacterial vaginosis, metronidazole is used once a day for 5 days. This means that the daily dose would be 1 applicator-full which is 5g of 0.75% metronidazole.
How to use Metronidazole gel
Metronidazole vaginal gel (0.75%) is to be applied intravaginally, which means inside the vagina. It is for vaginal use only, and must not be put into eyes, mouth, or on your skin. If the medicine gets into any of these areas, rinse with water.
Unless your physician advises you otherwise, the recommended dose of metronidazole gel is one applicator full, administered via the vagina once or twice a day for 5 days. Make sure you gently wash your vaginal area before using the medicine and wash your hands before and after vaginal application.
For once-a-day dosing, apply one applicator full of Metronidazole Vaginal Gel at bedtime. After using the applicator, throw it away and use a new applicator for the next day’s dose.
Make sure you read the patient information and medication guide that comes with the medicine. If you have further questions or doubts, ask your physician or pharmacist.
NB: If you experience significant irritation following the use of Metronidazole Vaginal Gel, stop using it and talk to your physician. Keep this medicine out of reach of children and do not use while pregnant unless under the supervision of your physician.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you forget a dose, use it as soon as you remember. However, if you remember your dose when it’s almost time to take the next one, proceed as scheduled and do not double the dose to make up for the one you forgot.