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Bacterial Vaginosis (cont.)

Bacterial Vaginosis Medications (Antibiotics)

Several antibiotics are effective in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis.

  • Metronidazole (Flagyl) taken by either oral (pill) form or as a vaginal gel (Metrogel) is an effective treatment.
  • A vaginal clindamycin cream (Cleocin) is also an effective option.
  • Tinidazole (Tindamax) is an antibiotic that appears to have fewer side effects than metronidazole and is also effective in treating bacterial vaginosis.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/14/2013

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