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ANAERO 0.75%/4 % GEL

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Composition for ANAERO 0.75%/4 % GEL

Metronidazole Topical(0.75 %),Nicotinamide(4 %)

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Avoid Anaero 0.75%/4 % gel with acidic food and beverages such as sugar, certain dairy products, fish, processed foods, fresh meats and processed meats,sodas and other sweetened beverages.
Anaero 0.75%/4 % gel may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Anaero 0.75%/4 % gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Metronidazole Topical(0.75 %)


Metronidazole topical is used to treat rosacea (enlarged facial blood vessels that cause papules, pustules, and swelling). It is also used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina.

How it works

Metronidazole belongs to a class of medications called as antibiotics. It works by inhibiting energy production and killing the bacteria and parasites that cause infections in the body.

Common side effects

Fungal infection, Skin irritation, Skin redness
Nicotinamide(4 %)


Nicotinamide is used to treat vitamin B3 deficiency and inflammatory skin diseases like acne and pellagra.

How it works

Nicotinamide is an amide form of nicotinic acid. Nicotinamide is a component of two coenzymes, which help in tissue respiration and metabolism of  lipids, amino acids, proteins, and purines. Nicotinamide lowers blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels by inhibiting the synthesis of very low density lipoproteins.

Common side effects

Rash, Abnormal liver function tests, Allergic sensitization, Blurred vision, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Flushing, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Vomiting, Nausea, Headache, Liver toxicity, Increased glucose level in blood


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Expert advice for ANAERO 0.75%/4 % GEL

  • Do not engage in vaginal intercourse while on treatment with metronidazole intravaginal gel.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and wear protective clothing, sunglasses or apply sunscreen before stepping out in the sun as this drug may increase the sensitivity to sunlight.
  • Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to metronidazole or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for ANAERO 0.75%/4 % GEL

Metronidazole Topical

Q. Is metronidazole topical safe?
Yes, metronidazole topical is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does metronidazole topical cure STDs or yeast infections?
Metronidazole topical cures genital infections like bacterial vaginosis and gonorrhea. It does not cure chlamydia or vaginal yeast infections.


Q. Is nicotinamide safe?
Nicotinamide is safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.

Q. Does nicotinamide contain nicotine?
No. Nicotinamide in no way contain nicotine. Nicotinamide is amide form of nicotinic acid and used to treat skin diseases like acne and pellagra.

Q. Is nicotinamide good for acne?
Yes. Nicotinamide when taken along with zinc and folic acid is a good treatment of acne.

Q. Is nicotinamide the same as niacin?
No. Nicotinamide is an amide form of nicotinic acid.

Q. Is nicotinamide available over the counter?
Yes. Nicotinamide is available over the counter. However, please consult your doctor regarding its use.

Q. Does nicotinamide cause flushing?
In case of overdose, nicotinamide may cause flushing or rash. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration.


Content on this page was last updated on 11 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)