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Metronidazole single dose for bv

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
OK: It's ok, but remember a single dose of metro is inferior in its efficacy than a week long regimen.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Different doses : There are a variety of ways to treat bv. A common way is Flagyl twice daily for 7 days but your doctor will need to prescribe this for you according t... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: Effectiveness may diminish when you have skipped doses but you can continue & it may still work.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Allen
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
Unlikely.: Metronidazole usually works well for routine bacterial vaginosis at that dose for 7 days. If you are not responding after a few days of treatment, yo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Another antibiotic.: Metronidazole is not the only antibiotic that works for BV, it's the most commonly used. Talk to your doctor. He might have a better solution that w... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Possible: The usual treatment for BV is metronidazole 500 mg twice daily for seven days - but a single 2 gram dose can also be effective. The cure rate would b... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
BV treatment: Treatment with a single oral dose of 2 grams of metronidazole has lower efficacy and is no longer recommended for treatment of BV. The treatment of ch... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 49 years experience
2 g dose: should be curative. Wait 1 week before adding any further medication or consult yoyr GYN.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Not proper treatment: a single 2 g dose is not proper treatment for BV. that is treatment for trichomonad . infection may not clear with single dose.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Not likely: Gardnerella, the bacterium that causes BV shows very low levels of resistance to Flagyl. If the 2g dose was ineffective, the week long course could wo... Read More
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