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will macrobid treat bacterial vaganios infection?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: Macrobid doesn't kill the bacteria that cause bv. The antibiotics that are usually used are metronidazole, tinidazole, or clindamycin. Sometimes it doesn't even need to be treated with antibiotics though during pregnancy it probably should be as BV is associated with preterm labor and with low birth weight babies.
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: Macrobid is used for bladder infection and not bv. Bv involves different bacteria and needs a different antibiotic for treatment.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: I wouldn't expect gardinerella to respond to standard antibiotic therapy. Gardnerella vaginalis is considered an anaerobic bacterium and as such is usually treated by Flagyl (metronidazole) or clindamycin.

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