Drez 1%/5% Ointment

Medically reviewed by Dr. Naresh Dang | Written By Sonu Kumar Rao

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 11:06 am

Drez 1%/5% Ointment

Uses of Drez 1%/5% Ointment

Drez 1%/5% Ointment is used for the treatment or prevention of the following disease(s):

Reduces the Swelling and Redness Caused by Acne Rosacea

Side effects of Drez 1%/5% Ointment

The most common side effects of Drez 1%/5% Ointment are – Itchy Skin, Cough, Stuffy Nose, Sore Throat, Headache, Vaginal Itching

These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while using Drez 1%/5% Ointment

Do not use Drez 1%/5% Ointment if you are allergic to – Metronidazole Topical , Povidone Iodine

If you have heart disease, liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Drez 1%/5% Ointment.

If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.

To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

How Drez 1%/5% Ointment works

Drez 1%/5% Ointment contains – Metronidazole Topical , Povidone Iodine

Metronidazole Topical is a direct-acting trichomonicide and amebicide that works inside and outside the intestines. It’s thought to enter the cells of microorganisms that contain nitroreductase, forming unstable compounds that bind to DNA and inhibit synthesis, causing cell death.

Povidone Iodine kills eukaryotic or prokaryotic cells through iodination of lipids and oxidation of cytoplasmic and membrane compounds.

Dosage of Drez 1%/5% Ointment

The dosage of Drez 1%/5% Ointment depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical condition or history of the patient and many other conditions.

Please use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Drez 1%/5% Ointment

If you forget to take a dose of Drez 1%/5% Ointment, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.

If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or call your local medical emergency number.

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Drug :- Busulfan: May increase busulfan toxicity. Avoid using together.

Cimetidine: May increase risk of metronidazole toxicity because of inhibited hepatic metabolism. Monitor for toxicity.

CYP3A4 substrates: May increase concentration of aripiprazole, dofetilide, lomitapide, and pimozide. Monitor therapy.

Disulfiram: May cause acute psychosis and confusion. Avoid giving metronidazole within 2 weeks of disulfiram.

Lithium: May increase lithium level, which may cause toxicity. Monitor lithium level.

Mebendazole: May increase risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis. Consider therapy modification.

Phenobarbital, phenytoin: May decrease metronidazole effectiveness, may reduce total phenytoin clearance. Monitor patient.

Warfarin: May increase anticoagulant effects and risk of bleeding. Reduce warfarin as needed.

About Reviewer

Dr. Naresh Dang is an MD in Internal Medicine. He has special interest in the field of Diabetes, and has over two decades of professional experience in his chosen field of specialty. Dr. Dang is an expert in the managememnt of Diabetes, Hypertension and Lipids. He also provides consultation for Life Style Management.

About Author

Sonu Kumar is a registered pharmacist with Bihar State Pharmacy Council with over 6 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.