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Metronidazole tablets are an antibiotic used to treat a variety of issues including Bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis (or BV) is a common vaginal infection and the most common cause of unusual discharge in women, although 50% of women will have no symptoms at all. The most common symptom of Bacterial vaginosis is unusual vaginal discharge that has a strong fishy smell, particularly after sex. You may notice a change to the colour and consistency of your discharge, such as becoming greyish-white and thin and watery.
Metronidazole is also commonly called Flagyl, both medications contain the same active ingredients.
Metronidazole tablets treat Bacterial vaginosis by fighting the bacteria that cause it therefore reducing the symptoms. Bacterial vaginosis can be caused by a change in the natural balance of your vagina, and the cause is not fully understood. Some common triggers include:
Despite common perception BV is not an STI, though it can be worsened by sex and passed between women during sex. Although having BV will make you more likely to catch an STI, as BV makes your vagina less acidic and reduces your natural defences against infection. To avoid this use a form of barrier protection such as a condom.
The dosage and amount of Metronidazole tablets will vary depending on the type of infection, for BV 400mg of Metronidazole should be taken twice a day for a 5- 7 day period and you should preferably take the tablet during or after a meal. Metronidazole tablets can be very useful at preventing the symptoms of BV progressing, they should clear up over 2-3 days, continue the treatment course even if you are better.
Always consult your doctor or prescriber before trying a new medication. You can buy Metronidazole tablets online or from your local pharmacy. If you choose to buy Metronidazole tablets online with e-Surgery we will require a short 2 minute health questionnaire to verify you are receiving the correct medication. Whenever you buy Metronidazole tablets online or any other medication make sure to buy from reputable, registered pharmacies.
To treat Bacterial vaginosis take one 400mg Metronidazole tablet twice a day for 7 days. Take each tablet at the same time each day ie. breakfast and dinner. Always follow what your doctor or pharmacist has prescribed and finish the full course of treatment. Contact your doctor or prescriber if you have any questions about how to take Metronidazole tablets for BV.
Bacterial vaginosis is generally harmless but can be reoccurring and unpleasant. The common symptoms include:
Many women will not experience any symptoms at all. You should see a doctor when:
If you have any questions about Bacterial vaginosis you can use our free Ask a Pharmacist service to contact a registered UK pharmacist for advice.
If you buy Metronidazole tablets be aware that like all medication Metronidazole tablets have possible side effects, here are some of the common side effects:
Go to a doctor straight away if you have any of these symptoms (these are very rare):
Read the Metronidazole tablet online patient information leaflet for more information before you buy Metronidazole tablets online.
Do not drink any alcohol while you are taking Metronidazole tablets and for 48 hours after finishing your course. Drinking alcohol while using Metronidazole tablets might cause unpleasant side effects, such as feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting), stomach pain, hot flushes, very fast or uneven heartbeat (palpitations) and headache.
Antibiotics are best taken with a full stomach to avoid gastric issues.
There are no interactions between Metronidazole tablets and food.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without a prescription, including herbal medicines because Metronidazole tablets can affect the way some other medicines work.
Also, some other medicines can affect the way Metronidazole tablets works. In particular tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
Medicines used to thin the blood such as warfarin
If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you buy Metronidazole tablets online or at your local pharmacy.
If you forget to take Metronidazole tablets, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Tell your doctor before using Metronidazole tablets if:
Do not take Metronidazole tablets if:
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine. Do this even if they have applied in the past.
If you buy Metronidazole tablets online you will be able to treat unpleasant discharge and odour from bacterial vaginosis which can be unpleasant and embarrassing. (even though it is a very common female problem that most women will have had experience with.) You will notice symptoms clearing up over a few days making it a fast and effective solution.
You can buy Metronidazole tablets online from e-Surgery with free delivery (there is also a premium next day delivery available), so that you can clear up your BV quickly and effectively.
Some other medical treatments for BV include:
Bacterial vaginosis is often recurrent, and some frequent sufferers report changes to diet that re-balance the bacteria in the vagina such as eating certain types of yogurt (though more study is needed). Avoiding triggers such as perfumed products and soaps and avoiding tight or uncomfortable underwear has also reportedly helped some women.
If you buy Metronidazole tablets make sure you store them in a cool, dry place as per instruction of the the patient information leaflet, and do not consume after the expiry date.
Whenever you buy Metronidazole tablets online or any other medication ensure you check the expiry date when your medication arrives to you in the post.
Yes, you can legally buy Metronidazole tablets online from registered prescribers such as e-Surgery.
Whenever you buy Metronidazole tablets online or any other medication, make sure you check for the green GPhC logo on the bottom of each page of the website you are using.
You can use the GPhC website to check if a pharmacy is registered, this will ensure that if you buy Metronidazole online it is genuine.
You can learn more about this Metronidazole tablets online in the Metronidazole tablet patient information leaflet, which contains more useful information.
You can also use our completely free Ask-a-Pharmacist service to get health advice from a trained professional. We’re here to help!
We also have a blog post that contains useful information about BV that you might want to read; ‘What Is Bacterial Vaginosis? And Why Do Women Keep It A Secret?’
You can buy Metronidazole tablets online from e-Surgery from £15.95 for a 7 day complete course.
e-Surgery uses Royal Mail delivery with choices starting from Royal Mail 48 tracked delivery, Royal Mail tracked 24 and Royal Mail 1pm special delivery (discover more about e-Surgery delivery). When you buy Metronidazole tablets online they will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging at a delivery address of your choice. Find out to recycle packaging from e-Surgery.
The Metronidazole tablet pack contains a patient information leaflet and a blister pack containing 14 400mg Metronidazole tablets. This is a 7 day course, 1 tablet to be taken twice a day.
Whenever you buy Metronidazole tablets online they will come in blister packs that are not currently recyclable, so once they have been used can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Metronidazole tablets are unfinished dispose of medication safely and drop them off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable.
For any more information on disposal of Metronidazole tablets you can use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service.
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