NDC 0115-1474 Metronidazole

Metronidazole

NDC Product Code 0115-1474

NDC CODE: 0115-1474

Proprietary Name: Metronidazole What is the Proprietary Name?
The proprietary name also known as the trade name is the name of the product chosen by the medication labeler for marketing purposes.

Non-Proprietary Name: Metronidazole What is the Non-Proprietary Name?
The non-proprietary name is sometimes called the generic name. The generic name usually includes the active ingredient(s) of the product.

Drug Use Information

Drug Use Information
The drug use information is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of a health care professional. Always ask a health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

  • Metronidazole is an antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of infections. It works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria and parasites. This antibiotic treats only certain bacterial and parasitic infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections. Metronidazole may also be used with other medications to treat certain stomach/intestinal ulcers caused by a bacteria (H. pylori).

NDC Code Structure

  • 0115 - Amneal Pharmaceuticals Of New York Llc

NDC 0115-1474-46

Package Description: 1 TUBE in 1 CARTON > 45 g in 1 TUBE

NDC Product Information

Metronidazole with NDC 0115-1474 is a a human prescription drug product labeled by Amneal Pharmaceuticals Of New York Llc. The generic name of Metronidazole is metronidazole. The product's dosage form is gel and is administered via topical form.

Labeler Name: Amneal Pharmaceuticals Of New York Llc

Dosage Form: Gel - A semisolid3 dosage form that contains a gelling agent to provide stiffness to a solution or a colloidal dispersion.4 A gel may contain suspended particles.

Product Type: Human Prescription Drug What kind of product is this?
Indicates the type of product, such as Human Prescription Drug or Human Over the Counter Drug. This data element matches the “Document Type” field of the Structured Product Listing.

Metronidazole Active Ingredient(s)

What is the Active Ingredient(s) List?
This is the active ingredient list. Each ingredient name is the preferred term of the UNII code submitted.

  • METRONIDAZOLE 7.5 mg/g

Inactive Ingredient(s)

About the Inactive Ingredient(s)
The inactive ingredients are all the component of a medicinal product OTHER than the active ingredient(s). The acronym "UNII" stands for “Unique Ingredient Identifier” and is used to identify each inactive ingredient present in a product.

  • CARBOMER HOMOPOLYMER TYPE C (ALLYL PENTAERYTHRITOL CROSSLINKED) (UNII: 4Q93RCW27E)
  • METHYLPARABEN (UNII: A2I8C7HI9T)
  • PROPYLPARABEN (UNII: Z8IX2SC1OH)
  • EDETATE DISODIUM (UNII: 7FLD91C86K)
  • PROPYLENE GLYCOL (UNII: 6DC9Q167V3)
  • SODIUM HYDROXIDE (UNII: 55X04QC32I)
  • WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)

Administration Route(s)

What are the Administration Route(s)?
The translation of the route code submitted by the firm, indicating route of administration.

  • Topical - Administration to a particular spot on the outer surface of the body. The E2B term TRANSMAMMARY is a subset of the term TOPICAL.
  • Topical - Administration to a particular spot on the outer surface of the body. The E2B term TRANSMAMMARY is a subset of the term TOPICAL.

Pharmacological Class(es)

What is a Pharmacological Class?
These are the reported pharmacological class categories corresponding to the SubstanceNames listed above.

  • Nitroimidazole Antimicrobial - [EPC] (Established Pharmacologic Class)
  • Nitroimidazoles - [CS]

Product Labeler Information

What is the Labeler Name?
Name of Company corresponding to the labeler code segment of the Product NDC.

Labeler Name: Amneal Pharmaceuticals Of New York Llc
Labeler Code: 0115
FDA Application Number: ANDA077547 What is the FDA Application Number?
This corresponds to the NDA, ANDA, or BLA number reported by the labeler for products which have the corresponding Marketing Category designated. If the designated Marketing Category is OTC Monograph Final or OTC Monograph Not Final, then the Application number will be the CFR citation corresponding to the appropriate Monograph (e.g. “part 341”). For unapproved drugs, this field will be null.

Marketing Category: ANDA - A product marketed under an approved Abbreviated New Drug Application. What is the Marketing Category?
Product types are broken down into several potential Marketing Categories, such as NDA/ANDA/BLA, OTC Monograph, or Unapproved Drug. One and only one Marketing Category may be chosen for a product, not all marketing categories are available to all product types. Currently, only final marketed product categories are included. The complete list of codes and translations can be found at www.fda.gov/edrls under Structured Product Labeling Resources.

Start Marketing Date: 07-13-2006 What is the Start Marketing Date?
This is the date that the labeler indicates was the start of its marketing of the drug product.

Listing Expiration Date: 12-31-2020 What is the Listing Expiration Date?
This is the date when the listing record will expire if not updated or certified by the product labeler.

Exclude Flag: N What is the NDC Exclude Flag?
This field indicates whether the product has been removed/excluded from the NDC Directory for failure to respond to FDA’s requests for correction to deficient or non-compliant submissions. Values = ‘Y’ or ‘N’.

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Information for Patients

Metronidazole Topical

Metronidazole Topical is pronounced as (me troe ni' da zole)

Why is metronidazole topical medication prescribed?
Metronidazole is used to treat acne rosacea (adult acne), a chronic condition in which the facial skin is inflamed and sores develop. Metronidazole decreases the redness ...
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Metronidazole Product Labeling Information

The product labeling information includes all published material associated to a drug. Product labeling documents include information like generic names, active ingredients, ingredient strength dosage, routes of administration, appearance, usage, warnings, inactive ingredients, etc.

Product Labeling Index

Description

Metronidazole gel USP (topical), 0.75%, contains metronidazole, at a concentration of 7.5 mg per gram (0.75%) in a gel consisting of carbopol 980, edetate disodium, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, and sodium hydroxide. Metronidazole is classified therapeutically as an antiprotozoal and anti-bacterial agent. Chemically, metronidazole is named 2-methyl-5-nitro-1H-imidazole-1-ethanol and has the following structure:

Clinical Pharmacology

Bioavailability studies on the topical administration of 1 gram of metronidazole gel USP (topical), 0.75%, (7.5 mg of metronidazole) to the face of 10 rosacea patients showed a maximum serum concentration of 66 nanograms per milliliter in one patient. This concentration is approximately 100 times less than concentrations afforded by a single 250 mg oral tablet. The serum metronidazole concentrations were below the detectable limits of the assay at the majority of time points in all patients. Three of the patients had no detectable serum concentrations of metronidazole at any time point. The mean dose of gel applied during clinical studies was 600 mg which represents 4.5 mg of metronidazole per application. Therefore, under normal usage levels, the formulation affords minimal serum concentrations of metronidazole. The mechanisms by which metronidazole gel USP (topical), 0.75%, acts in the treatment of rosacea are unknown, but appear to include an anti-inflammatory effect.

Indications And Usage

Metronidazole gel USP (topical), 0.75%, is indicated for topical application in the treatment of inflammatory papules and pustules of rosacea.

Contraindications

Metronidazole gel USP (topical), 0.75%, is contraindicated in individuals with a history of hypersensitivity to metronidazole, parabens, or other ingredients of the formulation.

Precautions

General: Metronidazole gel USP (topical), 0.75%, has been reported to cause tearing of the eyes. Therefore, contact with the eyes should be avoided. If a reaction suggesting local irritation occurs, patients should be directed to use the medication less frequently or discontinue use. Metronidazole is a nitroimidazole and should be used with care in patients with evidence of, or history of blood dyscrasia.

Information For Patients

This medication is to be used as directed by the physician. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes.

Drug Interactions

Oral metronidazole has been reported to potentiate the anticoagulant effect of coumarin and warfarin resulting in a prolongation of prothrombin time. The effect of topical metronidazole on prothrombin time is not known.

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment Of Fertility

Metronidazole has shown evidence of carcinogenic activity in a number of studies involving chronic, oral administration in mice and rats but not in studies involving hamsters.Metronidazole has shown evidence of mutagenic activity in several in vitro bacterial assay systems. In addition, a dose-response increase in the frequency of micronuclei was observed in mice after intraperitoneal injections and an increase in chromosome aberrations have been reported in patients with Crohn's disease who were treated with 200-1200 mg/day of metronidazole for 1 to 24 months. However, no excess chromosomal aberrations in circulating human lymphocytes have been observed in patients treated for 8 months.

Pregnancy

Teratogenic effects: Pregnancy category B: There has been no experience to date with the use of metronidazole gel USP (topical), 0.75%, in pregnant patients. Metronidazole crosses the placental barrier and enters the fetal circulation rapidly. No fetotoxicity was observed after oral metronidazole in rats or mice. However, because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response and since oral metronidazole has been shown to be a carcinogen in some rodents, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Nursing Mothers

After oral administration, metronidazole is secreted in breast milk in concentrations similar to those found in the plasma. Even though metronidazole gel USP (topical), 0.75%, blood levels are significantly lower than those achieved after oral metronidazole, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

Adverse Reactions

The following adverse experiences have been reported with the topical use of metronidazole: burning, skin irritation, dryness, transient redness, metallic taste, tingling or numbness of extremities and nausea.

Dosage And Administration

Apply and rub in a thin film of metronidazole gel USP (topical), 0.75%, twice daily, morning and evening, to entire affected areas after washing.Areas to be treated should be cleansed before application of metronidazole gel USP (topical), 0.75%. Patients may use cosmetics after application of metronidazole gel USP (topical), 0.75%.

How Supplied

Metronidazole gel USP (topical), 0.75%, is supplied as the following:NDC 0115-1474-46:  45 g aluminum tube

Storage And Handling

Store at 20° - 25°C (68° - 77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.  You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.44937 Rev. 2 09/15Manufactured by:TOLMAR Inc.Fort Collins, CO 80526Distributed by:Impax GenericsHayward, CA 94544

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