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Will 7 Days Of Taking Metronidazole Clear Up Bv
Is 500mg a day of metronidazole tablets for 7 days enough to clear up my bv? ( i weigh 115 pounds)
Typical dose: That is a very common dosing regimen. ...Read more
I take metronidazole twice a day for 7 days to clear up my bacterial vaginosis but yesterday I fell asleep before taking my 2nd dose, Is this bad?
Treatment: Con't to take your medication as directed until it is all gone. Try not to miss any additional doses ...Read more
Do you have any recommendations of helping to clear BV. I have tried metronidazole pills for 2 weeks. I am now on metro gel- once a week for 5 weeks?
I have bacterial vaginosis i'm taking pills called metronidazole antibiotics do I have stop having sex for 2wks while taking the pills to clear up bv?
No, but: BV is associated with a pH imbalance in the vagina. The vaginal pH is normally acidic. Seminal fluid is alkaline. Ejaculations of this alkaline material make the vagina alkaline and promote the growth of BV. This can be prevented with the use of condoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My antibiotic cream for my BV seemed to make things worse...itchiness/burning/slight clear discharge. Do u think I need metronidazole or is it yeast?
Can I take 4 500mg tablets of metronidazole at once 4 bv? instead of taking it twice a day for 7 days. If so do I have to finish script?
I have strong bv, would it be safe if I took single 2g dose of metronidazole and 12 hours later started the 500 2x a day for 7 days?
2 g dose: should be curative. Wait 1 week before adding any further medication or consult yoyr GYN. ...Read more
Took 250 2 a day for 7 days of metronidazole for BV didn't work then 500 2 a day didn't finish course.should I take another course In a few weeks?
No: You should speak to a doctor about this before taking more antibiotics as prescribed. How do you still have so many antibiotics left? Are you still having symptoms? It is best to be re-evaluated by a doctor before trying another course of antibiotics. There are always potential side effects and you could build resistance if you take antibiotics you don't need. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
I've been taking the wrong dosage of metronidazole to treat my bv. I have a refill, can I just start over? If so how many days should I wait? (2g dose
Follow instructions: Medications need to be taken exactly as prescribed in order to be effective. I would contact your doctor and ask for anew prescription. Then follow the directions correctly. ...Read more
Dr prescribed Metronidazole 500 mg 2x day x 7 days for possible trichomoniasis or bv. Waiting on results. Can I take 4 at once instead. ?
Not as effective: Follow your doctor's advice. Bacterial vaginosis needs treatment for a week; single dose is not effective. Even for trichomonas, a full week is best. A single 2 g dose of metronidazole usually is prescribed, but fails to cure 10% of cases. You should also have been tested for other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia, which occur with high frequency in women with BV or trich. Good luck! ...Read more
I have bacterial vaginosis. I was prescribed metronidazole for 7 days. Tomorrow would be my last day. I feel awful. Can I safely stop taking them?
Im on day 3 of 7 days BV treatment with 500mg metronidazole twice a day. I want to stop it, and change to 2g single dose of metronidazole. Is it okay?
OK: It's ok, but remember a single dose of metro is inferior in its efficacy than a week long regimen. ...Read more
Is metronidazole still effective if I use it for 5 days 2x 500 mg instead of 7 days for bacterial vaginosis?
7 days: The recommended duration is 500 mg orally twice daily by 7 days. Good luck and feel good. ...Read more
Found out I'm about 4 wks pregnant & I was taking metronidazole 500 mg for Bv Is it safe to finish my dosage 2 pills for 7 days I'm on the 7th day?
Relax: It is too late to worry about it now since you have taken 6 days of it anyway. Although it is recommended to avoid in the first trimester, it is generally considered safe and no studies have established a solid link of it to any problems. We frequently prescribe the oral version to women in first trimester and I have not seen any problems in the last ten years of my practice. ...Read more
Doc prescribed metronidazole 250 mg 2x a day for 7 days for BV but it was a low dose and now 500 2x or clindamycin dont work..can I increase dose?
Asked and answered: I believe you have been given gracious and accurate answers already. The answers were no. Period. If treatment is failing then the exact diagnosis matey be incorrect and a re-evaluation is in order. ...Read more