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A 24-year-old female asked:

What cures bacteria vaginosis (pills wise)?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Metronidazole: The treatment of choice for bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria) is metronidazole (Flagyl® and generics) by mouth for 5-7 days. Tinidazole (Tindamax®), a closely related antibiotic but more expensive, also works. Sometimes clindamycin is used but somewhat less effective. All these oral treatments are much better than most vaginal medicines for BV.

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