Soon after antibiotics made foray in the 1950s, various attempts have been made to identify the perfect antibiotic treatment for bacterial vaginosis. A number of antibiotics have been used but only some of them have had eventual success.
1. Use of Oral Metronidazole (Flagyl) and Clindamycin
The 1978 New England Journal of Medicine paper states that 500 mg metronidazole orally for twice a day for 7 days helped eradicate the malady from 81 patients. Ten years later, it was found that an oral regimen of 300 mg clindamycin if taken twice daily is equally effective. Many experts prefer metronidazole and clindamycin as the ideal drugs of choice for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis.
Based on an evidence-based review in 2006, it was concluded that both Flagyl and Clindamycin are likely to be beneficial in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis for short-term benefits.
2. Use of Tindamax Oral
Tindamax oral is used to treat vaginosis along with certain types of parasite infections. This antibiotic belongs to the class of antibiotics known as nitroimidazoles. It stops the growth of bacteria and protozoa and does not work for virus infections.
It is advised by doctors to take this medication with food as per doctor’s directions. You might have to take a single dose or once daily for about 5 days. Dosage is based on the condition of the infection and your response to treatment.
Tablets may be crushed and mixed in food or even converted in syrup by a pharmacy. The body needs the same amount of medicine at a constant level. If the drug is taken for more than a day, take it at the same time every day.
3. Use of Metrogel
It is preferable to use Metrogel Vaginal if the patient is experiencing side effects of oral metronidazole. Additionally, it is quite expensive compared to metronidazole.
4. Use of Clindesse
Clindesse (clindamycin phosphate) Vaginal Cream is the only vaginal cream used for bacterial vaginosis treatment for women who are not pregnant. In several studies, it has time and again proven effective in just one dose and known to eradicate signs and symptoms of the disease in a simple dose. From more than 30,000 surveys, about 98% have said yes to use Clindesse again from 2005 to 2009.
Women prefer the vaginal cream because it provides minimal mess and hassle with a single, prefilled applicator and effectively targets the bacteria associated with vaginosis.
It is not advised to use Clindesse if one has had an allergic reaction to clindamycin or if you have certain bowel diseases.
This article is written by Joydeep Majumder. In this article, he suggests that antibiotics have served as mainstay of treatment of bacterial vaginosis in the last six decades. Some antiseptics and disinfectants are also effective, which have been used as an independent therapy or with antibiotics.