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:
- Being sexually active (but women who have not had sex can also get BV)
- A change of partner
- Having an IUD (contraception device)
- Using perfumed products in or around your vagina
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 from 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.