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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. Anthony Sharber
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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...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!

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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?

Don't: Do not have sexual intercourse while you are using Metronidazole vaginal gel. It can damage condoms and may result in keeping the infection untreated. ...Read more

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Can metronidazole gel affect false positive pregnant test? Help please

May be not: Not at all! pregnancy tests are looking for the presence of hcg, a hormone that is only produced during pregnancy. Antibiotics will not cause your body to secrete HCG if you are not pregnant, so there is absolutely no possible way that they could cause a false positive. ...Read more

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How long after i finish my metronidazole gel will it take for it to leave my vagina?

Vaginal ph: Best way not to get BV is to keep vaginal ph normal. Try not to dough or to use perfume just water and unscented soap. ...Read more

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Should there be a clumpy whitish yellow discharge during the use of metronidazole gel?

Not unusual: The gel stays in the vaginal canal during the course of treatment and its appearance changes over time.If your symptoms do not resolve with treatment you should be re checked.
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Finished treatment of metronidazole gel and noticed white clumpy discharge wen i wiped is it normal?

Possibly Yeast: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. ...Read more

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Finished taking metronidazole gel two days ago ..And now I have white pinkish discharge. Might be pregnant got 4 positives bt can I be?

Finished taking metronidazole gel two days ago ..And now I have white pinkish discharge. Might be pregnant got 4 positives bt can I be?

Positive test: A positive pregnancy test is a positive pregnancy test. Two or three or four pregnancy tests that are positive mean you're really really pregnant . Metronidazole gel is not contraindicated during pregnancy , non-toxic. Complete your course, discharge can be normal, even if pink. If bloody , call a doctor. ...Read more

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Should yeast come out after using metronidazole gel?

Should yeast come out after using metronidazole gel?

Yes: If you start with a mixed infection and only treat the bacterial infection the yeast infection may proliferate (come out). ...Read more

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Why is metronidazole gel causing thick chunky white discharge?

Why is metronidazole gel causing thick chunky white discharge?

Taking antibiotics: Such as Metronidazole can increase chances for getting a yeast infection. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. ...Read more

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After using metronidazole gel when will the chunky white discharge disappear?

After using metronidazole gel when will the chunky white discharge disappear?

Might have a yeast: infection which may need to be treated.Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more

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I'm using metronidazole gel and am experiencing tingling in my fingers, what should I do?

Side Effect: this is a rare side effect of topical metronidazole, as your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. If it does not go away on few days or if severe consult your physician ...Read more

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I am on metronidazole gel for recurring bv. Can i have intercourse while taking this gel for the next 3 months?

I am on metronidazole gel for recurring bv. Can i have intercourse while taking this gel for the next 3 months?

Recurrent BV: The gel itself doesn't make any difference, i.e. sex won't interfere. However, BV is closely related to sex, and unprotected sex may interfere with effectiveness of treatment. If you have sex with men while on treatment, use condoms consistently until treatment is complete. If sex with women, avoid contact with partner's vaginal fluids via fingers, sex toys, etc. ...Read more

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Can you still vomit if your using metronidazole gel 0.75% and drink. Are the symptoms different between the gel an pills?

Yes: Though level is lower, some gel is absorbed into the blood & a cross reaction between alcohol and Metronidazole can occur. 2 theories on this reaction which cause you to vomit, have headache, etc. 1) Disulfiram reaction -an old drug used to block alcohol processing & make alcoholics wish to avoid liquor. 2) possible central serotonin excess triggered causing equally awful side effects. Avoid booze. ...Read more

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Before takeing my last metronidazole gel treatment i got 3 positive pregnant test...Am i really prego? If yes will it cause problems?

Metronidazole: It seems you are prego. Metrogel is not going to give you a false positive pregnancy test. Dont use any medication during the first trimester without authorization by your doctor. ...Read more

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