A 34-year-old female asked:
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just started period but have 2 more days of metronidazole. only have tampons & can't wear pads during certain activities. what happens if i use them?

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Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience General Practice
Nothing: Feel free to use your tampons.
Answered on Jun 23, 2018
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Dr. Jared Adams
Dr. Jared Adams commented
10 years experience General Practice
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Tampons may absorb the medication if vaginally administered.
Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
With vaginal use of: Metronidazole it recommended: "do not use a tampon because it will absorb the drug." http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682244.Html. If you wear tampons it may absorb the Metronidazole & reduce it's effectiveness.
Answered on Jun 23, 2018
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