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Composition for METROHEX

Chlorhexidine Gluconate(0.25%),Metronidazole(1%)

food interaction for METROHEX

alcohol interaction for METROHEX

pregnancy interaction for METROHEX

lactation interaction for METROHEX

Avoid Metrohex gel with grapefruit juice.
Metrohex gel may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Metrohex gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Chlorhexidine Gluconate(0.25%)


Chlorhexidine gluconate is as a skin disinfectant to prevent infection before any surgical procedure. It is also used to treat minor scalds and burns, scratches, abrasions and cuts, blisters caused due to sunburn or infected and cracked skin.

How it works

Chlorhexidine gluconate belongs to a class of medication call antiseptic. It acts by killing as well as preventing bacterial growth. It kills bacteria by interacting with its cell surface.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Skin redness, Teeth discolouration, Burning sensation of tongue, Altered taste


Metronidazole is used to treat infections of the gum and dental cavity, pelvic area, brain, lung, bones, stomach, intestines, genital tract and blood. It is used to treat pressure sores and leg ulcers and prevent infections after surgery.

How it works

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

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin rash, Joint pain, Bitter taste, Dark colored urine, Dry mouth, Furry tongue, Loss of appetite, Mouth irritation, Throat irritation, Nasal congestion, Stomach upset, Numbness, Tingling sensation, Weakness, Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhoea


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Expert advice for METROHEX

  • Do not take chlorhexidine gluconate, if you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any of the other ingredient of this cream, mouthwash or solution.
  • Do not apply the cream to eyes or body cavities (e.g. Mouth, vagina, inner ear).
  • Do not apply the solution vigorously over wounds or broken skin.
  • Solution is inflammable. Do not use this while smoking.
  • Consult your doctor before using chlorhexidine gluconate, if you are about to have surgery (contact with brain, inner ear lobe or meninges should be avoided).

Frequently asked questions for METROHEX

Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Q. How does chlorhexidine gluconate work?
Chlorhexidine gluconate belongs to a class of medication call antiseptic. It acts by killing as well as preventing bacterial growth. It kills bacteria by interacting with its cell surface.

Q. Does it burn?
 It is not generally known to burn. Please inform the doctor in case of any side effects.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate an antibiotic/antifungal/cure acne/cause cancer/good for canker sores?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is not antibiotic/antifungal. It is not used for curing acne and it does not cause cancer. Canker sores (small and shallow ulcers of the mouth) if mild to moderate then can be controlled by using chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate safe?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate an over the counter or prescription only drug?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is an over the counter drug and not a prescription drug.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate whiten teeth/contain iodine/stain teeth?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is not used to whiten teeth. It does not contain iodine. It may stain the teeth slightly but this may be removed by brushing with a normal toothpaste.
Q. Does chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash expire?
Chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash has an expiry date. It should not be used beyond that date.


Q. Is metronidazole safe?
Yes, metronidazole is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What is metronidazole?
 Metronidazole is an antibiotic.
Q. Is it antibiotic or pain killer?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic and not pain killer.

Q. What it is used for?
It is used for infections of the dental cavity, ears, sinus, throat, lungs, stomach, intestine, brain and bones.
Q. Is metronidazole same as Flagyl?
Yes. Flagyl is a branded medicine containing metronidazole.
Q. Does metronidazole cure STDs or yeast infections?
Metronidazole cures genital infections like bacterial vaginosis and gonorrhea. It does not cure chlamydia or vaginal yeast infections.
Q. Does metronidazole affect birth control?
There is no evidence of metronidazole affecting contraception. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking metronidazole.
Q. Is metronidazole an OTC product?
No, metronidazole is not an OTC product.
Q. Can metronidazole cause nausea, vomiting, constipation or irregular monthly periods?
Metronidazole may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation or upset stomach. However, there is no evidence of metronidazole affecting monthly periods. If you notice any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 15 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)