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Can metronidazole gel cure trichomoniasis?

Can metronidazole gel cure trichomoniasis?

Trich cure: Unfortunately the gel form will not. Metronidazole tablets either 2 grams as a one time dose or 500 twice a day for 7 days is the standard recommended treatment. The partner needs to be treated as well. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Definition)

Trichomonads or Trichomonas ar one celled parasites that can infect the vagina. They may cause no symptoms or as much as a foamy, malodorous, irritating vaginal discharge. Trichomonas is usually sexually transmitted. Both the patient and their partner need to be treated. Men often have no symptoms. The parasites are usually successfully treated ...Read more


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Can metronidazole gel cure stds?

Can metronidazole gel cure stds?

Only for trichomonas: Metronidazolw gel is specially formulated for treating bacterial vaginosis, not for curing Trichomonas, aSTD, for which a single 2-gm dose of oral formulation is the way to go. More? Ask your doctor... ...Read more

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I had sex on day 1(before metronidazole gel) and day 2 before gel. I have 5 day treatment. I stopped until I complete. Will BV cure or did I mess up ?

I had sex on day 1(before metronidazole gel) and day 2 before gel. I have 5 day treatment. I stopped until I complete. Will BV cure or did I mess up ?

Yes: To really get the problem under control you and your partner need to be treated SIMULTANEOUSLY since you can give the infection to him/her and keep it going back and forth. Males need the ORAL medication (See Precautions re: alcohol consumption.. and the female COMPLETE a COURSE of the gel......Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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If you have trichomoniasis can I take metronidazole vaginal gel?

If you have trichomoniasis can I take metronidazole vaginal gel?

Less effective: Though vaginal trichomoniasis can be effectively treated with metronidazole, oral Metronidazole (single or several day dosing) is much effective. One study that compared the two methods reported a >95% cure with oral medication and only ~50% with the gel. ...Read more

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Is rephesh same as metronidazole gel?

No: I believe you're referring to rephresh, an over-the-counter product available in 3 different forms. Metronidazole is a prescription antibiotic. Interestingly, i was not able to determine the active ingredients in rephresh when i searched their website (most companies typically show you at least a snapshot of their ingredient label). ...Read more

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Does metronidazole gel treat trichomaniasis?

No: The gel has a failure rate of over 50%, which is pretty bad when you consider the pill form of Metronidazole has a cure success of about 95%. The pill form can even be adapted to treat a pregnant woman. Be sure your partner is treated too. Follow up within 3 months for recheck though; reinfection is extremely common and most be monitored because infection can become silent. ...Read more

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Has anyone drank alcohol while taking metronidazole gel?

Has anyone drank alcohol while taking metronidazole gel?

Yes, many: You can drink alcohol while using the gel. It's only the oral Metronidazole that shouldn't be mixed with alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you use metronidazole gel on your period?

Metronidazole: “Continue using this medicine even if your menstrual period starts during the time of treatment. “ see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/metronidazole-vaginal-route/proper-use/drg-20064738 ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have sex after metronidazole gel?

How long do I have to wait to have sex after metronidazole gel?

Not till done: You should not have sexual intercourse while on virtually any form of medicinal treatment which is placed vaginally (gel, foam, tablets, etc.). The ejaculate contains fluid which can render the medication less effective. Not only that but for whatever the reason you are on the medication you want to clear that up before having intercourse so your partner is not contaminated or recontaminated. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Wilt
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Metronidazole (Definition)

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Trikacide (Definition)

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