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Does the metronidazole antibiotic cure BV and chlamydia?

Does the metronidazole antibiotic cure BV and chlamydia?

Not both: Metronidazole will often cure BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is ineffective against chlamydia. For this you will need a different antibiotic, such as azithromycin, doxycycline, eryhromycin, or uncommonly Levofloxacin and ofloxacin. See your clinician for an appropriate prescription. ...Read more

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If I am resistant to metronidazole, would taking a bigger dose than 500 mg 2 a day cure bv?

If I am resistant to metronidazole, would taking a bigger dose than 500 mg 2 a day cure bv?

Another antibiotic.: Metronidazole is not the only antibiotic that works for BV, it's the most commonly used. Talk to your doctor. He might have a better solution that will help you out. ...Read more

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Would 2 single 2g doses of metronidazole 2days apart cure BV if the week long course didn't work?

Would 2 single 2g doses of metronidazole 2days apart cure BV if the week long course didn't work?

Possible: The usual treatment for BV is metronidazole 500 mg twice daily for seven days - but a single 2 gram dose can also be effective. The cure rate would be a bit better by repeating the 2 gram dose.

If the seven day treatment did not work at all - it may not be BV. ...Read more

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Is 250mg 2x a day for 7 days of metronidazole enough to cure BV? I took it did not work followed it with 500 2x a day didn't work either, resistance?

Is 250mg 2x a day for 7 days of metronidazole enough to cure BV? I took it did not work followed it with 500 2x a day didn't work either, resistance?

Flagyl: I notice you are jaundiced, has a protozoan infection been ruled out, such as Entameba hidtolytica. This protozoan can cause liver abscesses which in turn can cause jaundice. As such you might want to consult a liver specialist. This could be a reason that the drug is not working. On rare occasions Flagyl can cause jaundice ...Read more

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Which is better for bv-Metronidazole by gel or pill? Which has a better cure rate?

Which is better for bv-Metronidazole by gel or pill? Which has a better cure rate?

Depends...: Data on cure rates vary (42-84%). The "pro" of the gel is that it's topical. The "con" of the gel is that it's topical. So, it's case-by-case. Is a patient more comfortable swallowing a one-time, single-dose pill, or does she prefer (& will be reliable & successful) w/ repeated vaginal applications? I personally prefer blasting systemically w/ oral med: http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/1998/0315/p1285.html ...Read more

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What is the usual dosage of tinidazole to treat bv? Are the cure rates the same as metronidazole?

What is the usual dosage of tinidazole to treat bv? Are the cure rates the same as metronidazole?

Tinidazole: The usual dose for vaginitis is one gram (2 500 gm) tablets for two days. However if you are jaundiced consult your doctor as to why ...Read more

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I have strong BV and am resistant to metronidazole would combining metro and clindamycin cure bv. If so how much mg of each pill should I take?

I have strong BV and am resistant to metronidazole would combining metro and clindamycin cure bv. If so how much mg of each pill should I take?

Resistant bv: I believe that you should see your gyn for this. The bacteria can be cultured and sensitivities checked with a large number of antibiotics. You should take the one or two that your infection is sensitive to and take the full course so the infection is totally eradicated. ...Read more

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Does metronidazole vaginal gel 0.75% cure a BV after 5 days of inserting it at night?

Does metronidazole vaginal gel 0.75% cure a BV after 5 days of inserting it at night?

BV cure: Generally Metronidazole is effective for BV assuming it was BV in the first place. And 5 days worth should have taken care of the problem. Just be careful with Metronidazole and alcohol consumption - some patients experience a nasty side effect of nausea and vomiting. ...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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Bv not going away with clindamycin and metronidazole. Tried oral and vaginal. Stopped having sex. Is there a cure?!

Bv not going away with clindamycin and metronidazole. Tried oral and vaginal. Stopped having sex. Is there a cure?!

Recurrent BV: This is a pretty common problem, very frustrating to affected women (and often for their doctors). Make extra sure there's not an underlying problem, like a foreign body in the vagina (e.g. forgotten tampon). Vaginal boric acid capsules work for some women. Ask for consultation with a gyn who subspecializes in infectious diseases (available in many urban areas and/or academic medical centers). ...Read more

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Dr. Doc gave me metronidazole to cure vag BV, just completed 5 days 250mg course still no change in yellow-green discharge with no smell.19 week preg?

Dr. Doc gave me metronidazole to cure vag BV, just completed 5 days 250mg course still no change in yellow-green discharge with no smell.19 week preg?

Another infection?: BV symptoms should have improved by now, and it is unusual to have BV without odor. (In fact, odor is usually the main symtpom of BV, not discharge.) And yellow color suggests the possibility of other kinds of infection, including STDs. So my guess is you didn't have BV, or had BV plus something else. Return to your doctor for further evaluation. STD check may be necessary. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does ciprofloxacin and metronidazole cure bacterial vaginosis?

Does ciprofloxacin and metronidazole cure bacterial vaginosis?

Probably: Bacterial vaginosis is not a single organism but is often multiple organisms. Metronidazole is generally first choice therapy for bv. ...Read more

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Will metronidazole clear up bv?

Will metronidazole clear up bv?

Metronidazole: Metronidazole can be used for the treatment of BV.

http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/bacterial-vaginosis-beyond-the-basics ...Read more

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If metronidazole 500 2x a day for BV doesn't work, would increasing the dose work?

If metronidazole 500 2x a day for BV doesn't work, would increasing the dose work?

Unlikely.: Metronidazole usually works well for routine bacterial vaginosis at that dose for 7 days. If you are not responding after a few days of treatment, you may need to be evaluated for another cause of your symptoms. If you initially get better and then your symptoms return, it could be due to reinfection from your partner. Condom use will help prevent this or consider having your partner treated. ...Read more

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Is there something else I can take for bv other then metronidazole? Any home remedies that work?

Is there something else I can take for bv other then metronidazole? Any home remedies that work?

Probably not...: Other antibiotics sometimes are effective (e.g. clindamycin), but metronidazole (or tinidazole) is generally the most effective. No home remedies are likely to help very much. Despite claims, there is no evidence that dairy products (e.g. yogurt) or probiotics help very much. The most effective home "remedy" might be to abstain sexually or use condoms consistently for several weeks. ...Read more

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Is a single 2g dose of metronidazole effective in curing bv, if previous 500 2 a day course was not finished?

Is a single 2g dose of metronidazole effective in curing bv, if previous 500 2 a day course was not finished?

BV treatment: Treatment with a single oral dose of 2 grams of metronidazole has lower efficacy and is no longer recommended for treatment of BV. The treatment of choice is 500mg of Metronidazole twice a day x 7days. ...Read more

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If I took metronidazole for BV and did not finish course, could I take another course a few weeks later, would it work?

If I took metronidazole for BV and did not finish course, could I take another course a few weeks later, would it work?

It should: Please make sure you finish the course this time. Unfinished antibiotic courses lead to development of resistant bacteria, and at some point the antibiotics won't work anymore. Explain to your doc you didn't complete all of the medicine, and if it was because of some side effect, let them know that too to see if a different medication would be better. ...Read more

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I think I have bv.... I'm taking metronidazole for it but was never prescribed. What's the worst that can happen if its not bv.?

Prescription mess: Metronidazole is only available in the United States legally with a prescription. It is important that you get your vaginal discharge tested. Otherwise you are just guessing. ...Read more

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