Rozex

Name: Rozex

Rozex Overview

Metronidazole is a prescription medication used to treat infections of the reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system, skin, bones and joints, and other areas of the body. Metronidazole may also be used to prevent postoperative infections.

Metronidazole is also available as an over-the-counter medication. The over-the-counter form is used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina. This medication page refers to the prescription forms of metronidazole.

Metronidazole belongs to a group of drugs called nitroimidazole antibiotics. These work by killing organisms that cause infections.

Metronidazole comes in oral, topical, and injectable forms. The directions and frequency of use will vary with the indication for metronidazole.

Do not chew, divide, or break extended release metronidazole tablets. Swallow these tablets whole.

The injectable form of metronidazole will be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of metronidazole include vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dry mouth or mouth irritation, and numbness or tingling of the hands and feet.

Metronidazole can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how metronidazole affects you.

Side Effects of Rozex

Serious side effects have been reported with metronidazole. See the “Metronidazole Precautions” section.

Oral forms:

Common side effects of oral metronidazole include the following:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Sharp, unpleasant metallic taste
  • Dark or reddish-brown urine
  • Mouth or tongue irritation
  • Numbness or tingling of hands or feet

Topical forms:

Common side effects of topical metronidazole include the following:

  • Skin irritation, including redness, dryness, burning, or stinging, at the site of application

Injectable forms:

Common side effects of injectable metronidazole include the following:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Sharp, unpleasant metallic taste
  • Dark or reddish-brown urine
  • Mouth or tongue irritation
  • Numbness or tingling of hands or feet

This is not a complete list of metronidazole side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

 

Rozex and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Metronidazole falls into category B. There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with metronidazole. In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.

Other Requirements

  • Store metronidazole at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.
  • Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children.
  • Protect topical forms of metronidazole from exposure to light.

Rozex FDA Warning

Metronidazole has been shown to be carcinogenic in mice and rats. Unnecessary use of the drug should be avoided.

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