Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- numbness, pain, burning, or tingling in your hands or feet
- peeling or blistering skin
- stuffy nose, fever, sore throat, or other signs of infection
- joint pain
- difficulty speaking
- problems with coordination
Metazole may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
Before taking Metazole
Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine may only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start taking Metazole it is important that your doctor or dentist knows:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you feel you will be unable to stop drinking alcohol for the duration of your treatment.
- If you have any problems with the way your liver works.
- If you have a rare inherited blood disorder called porphyria.
- If you are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, as well as herbal and complementary medicines.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Missed Dose of Metazole
If you miss a dose of Metazole, take it as soon as you remember.
But skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next scheduled dose.
Don't take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
What if I forget to use it?
If you forget to use Metazole vaginal gel, use it as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time for your usual dose. Do not use it more than once a night. Then continue to use the gel at the usual time.
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What to do about:
- feeling sick (nausea) - stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food. You should always try to take your Metazole after a meal or snack.
- being sick (vomiting) or diarrhoea - drink lots of fluids, such as water or squash to avoid dehydration. Take small, frequent sips if you are being sick. Signs of dehydration include peeing less than usual or having dark, strong-smelling pee. If your diarrhoea and vomiting continues for more than 24 hours contact your doctor for advice. Do not take any other medicines to treat diarrhoea or vomiting without speaking to a pharmacist or doctor.
- metallic taste in your mouth or a furry tongue - drink plenty of water and eat plain foods that you usually enjoy. If your tongue is very furry, this could be a sign of thrush - ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice.
What if I take too much?
Accidentally taking an extra dose of Metazole is unlikely to harm you or your child.
Speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you're worried or you take more than 1 extra dose.
Michael Stewart, Reviewed by Dr Hannah Gronow | Last edited 21 Mar 2017 | Certified by The Information Standard
Swallow Metazole tablets with plenty of water. Take them with a meal or a snack.
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Metazole, and for 48 hours after finishing your course of treatment.
Space your doses evenly throughout the day, and keep taking the medicine until the course is finished.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Metazole only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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