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Pack of 1 tube of 40g Zidoval 7.5mg/g 0.75% metronidazole vaginal gel with 5 applicators
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7.5 mg/g

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How to use Metronidazole gel

Your metronidazole gel treatment pack will include 5 tubes of metronidazole gel and 5 disposable plastic applicators. This constitutes one full course of treatment for bacterial vaginosis. Metronidazole gel should be inserted into the vagina only, using the applicators provided. Insert one tube of the gel into the vagina once a day for 5 consecutive days. We recommended using this gel at night or just before bedtime.

Follow these directions on how to use Metronidazole gel, unless a medical professional tells you otherwise:

  • Wash your hands before and immediately after inserting the gel
  • Take one tube of metronidazole gel and remove the cap
  • Attach one of the disposable applicators to the top of the tube and squeeze the tube gently so that the applicator fills with gel (you will know when the applicator is full because the plunger of the applicator will stop moving)
  • Unscrew the applicator from the tube and insert it as far as is comfortable into the vagina, pushing on the plunger of the applicator to empty the gel
  • Remove the applicator and dispose of the empty tube and used applicator safely

Repeat this process for the full 5 days of treatment, even if the symptoms of infection have cleared.


Metronidazole gel contains the active ingredient metronidazole, at a strength of 0.75% w/w.

Other ingredients in this gel are: methylparaben, propylparaben, purified water, propylene glycol, Carbomer (Carbopol) 974P, sodium hydroxide and edetate disodium.


If you have been prescribed metronidazole gel, always follow the prescribed dosage from your nurse, doctor or pharmacist. Otherwise, you should insert one full tube of metronidazole gel into your vagina once a day for 5 consecutive days. To prevent reinfection, you should always finish the full course of treatment.

If you ever forget a dose of metronidazole gel, use it as soon as you remember and continue with your treatment as before. If, by the time you remember, it’s time for your next dose, do not double-up on your treatment: use your original missed dose and continue your treatment as usual. Never use more than one dose of the gel a day to make up for missed doses.

Common side effects

  • Irritation of the vulva or around the vagina
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • A funny or unusual taste in the mouth

These side effects will usually pass over the course of treatment and should be harmless. However, if any symptoms worsen or you react badly to the gel in any way not listed here, seek medical attention immediately.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Last reviewed: 27 Apr 2019

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