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bacterial-vaginosis

Metronidazole is an antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Buy Metronidazole tablets securely and confidentially from Click Pharmacy today after co

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Metronidazole 400mg Tablets

Metronidazole is a medication used to treat various bacterial and parasitic infections.

Medication features:

  • Treats bacterial vaginosis
  • Can cure BV in as little as 2 to 3 Days
  • Taken in tablet form

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Metronidazole 400 mg 5 tablets £14.99
Metronidazole 400 mg 14 tablets £24.99

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You can order Metronidazole online in the UK from our registered pharmacy. Complete the online medical assessment to be reviewed by one of our prescribers. If approved, your medication will be dispensed by our pharmacy team for next day delivery to your address. 

About Metronidazole

When the number of bacteria naturally found within the vagina changes it can upset the normal balance and cause an infection known as bacterial vaginosis (BV). It can occur in women of all ages but is most commonly found in those still within their reproductive years. Sex without protection, smoking and using douching products too regularly can upset this internal balance of the vagina and cause symptoms such as white discharge, an unpleasant odour and an itching or burning sensation. Some women find they experience no symptoms at all, but if you notice any changes it is important to seek medical advice. BV may clear up itself in time, but an oral treatment such as metronidazole can help your body to recover far more quickly, relieving you of the unpleasant or uncomfortable symptoms.

Metronidazole Summary Information

Type of medicine

Bacterial vaginosis medication

Use

Treats bacterial vaginosis (BV)

Active Ingredient

Metronidazole

Directions of use

Oral tablets, typically taken as prescribed

Available strengths

400 mg

Side effects

Common side effects include Rashes, headaches, stomach, abdominal pain, nausea or diarrhoea

Generic

Yes

The information provided in the summary table is for reference only. It is important to consult a qualified healthcare professional before starting any bacterial vaginosis treatment, including Metronidazole.

How effective is Metronidazole?

Metronidazole is highly effective at clearing up BV in as little as 2 to 3 days though the treatment usually continues for up to 14 days to ensure the infection does not return.

The medication helps the body to fight infections and stop the development of the wrong kind of bacteria, bringing it back under control. This allows the body to utilise its own naturally occurring immunity to get the bacteria levels back into the correct balance. Many doctors still consider metronidazole to be the ‘gold standard’ in anaerobic antibiotics.

What is contained in Metronidazole?

The active ingredient in each tablet is metronidazole.

The inactive ingredients are:

  • croscarmellose sodium
  • cellulose
  • colloidal silica
  • lactose
  • magnesium stearate
  • maize starch
  • polyethylene glycol
  • titanium dioxide
  • hydroxypropyl cellulose
  • methyl hydroxypropyl cellulose

How does Metronidazole work?

When there is an imbalance or overgrowth of certain anaerobic bacteria within the vagina, BV is the result. One of the bacteria noted for its role in the development of bacterial vaginosis is Gardnerella, and when this kind of overgrowth is present, treatments such as metronidazole work very effectively to kill the bacteria and enable the body to get its balance back. Any bacteria not destroyed by the medication will be dealt with by the patient’s natural immunity.

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How should I take Metronidazole?

Although you will be given the prescription most appropriate to your symptoms and health, the usual recommended dose for metronidazole when suffering from bacterial vaginosis is one 400mg tablet twice a day for 7 days. Ensure you always take the tablets as directed by your doctor.

Antibiotics work best when the level of the drug is kept even, so try and take the treatment at the same time each day; for example, 9 am with breakfast and 7 pm with dinner. It is best to be taken with food or a glass of milk to help stop any nausea and must not be broken, chewed or crushed.

Do not stop taking the course of antibiotics halfway through even if you feel better, as this can result in a relapse or else cause the bacteria, which is still left in the body, to become resistant to metronidazole, making it unusable if the infection does return.

How long can I take Metronidazole for?

The most common amount of time you would be prescribed metronidazole for BV is anywhere up to 14 days. Due to certain potential side effects, it is unlikely you would be prescribed it for long-term use. If it is necessary for you to use it for 3 or more months, you would require regular reviews with your doctor to ensure it is safe for you to continue.

What are the side effects of Metronidazole?

As with any medication, side effects are possible though not everyone will experience them, and metronidazole is considered to be very well-tolerated in most patients. The most common side effects of metronidazole are generally mild and manifest as an upset stomach, abdominal pain, nausea or diarrhoea.

Other possible side effects include a metallic taste, headaches, rashes, vaginal itching and sores in the mouth.

Can I take Metronidazole whilst breastfeeding?

It has been shown that metronidazole passes into breast milk and, as such, should not be used whilst breastfeeding. If required, you should stop feeding your baby with breast milk during this time. Babies who take in metronidazole can be prone to developing an upset stomach, candidiasis and an intolerance to lactose.

Other warnings to consider

Antibiotic treatments kill both the overgrown bacteria as well as good bacteria in the vagina, meaning that some women can develop thrush after using such a treatment. Whilst this is nothing to worry about, if this occurs, book an appointment with your GP or Click Pharmacy doctor and get a prescription for thrush treatment.

In rare cases, the use of metronidazole has been linked to peripheral neuropathy, presenting as numbness and neuropathic pain in the legs and feet and experienced more at night. If caught early enough, it can be reversed, so if you experience anything like this whilst using metronidazole, seek medical advice right away.

There are certain medications which cannot be mixed with metronidazole due to how they might interfere with one another’s effectiveness. Keep a list of all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbal supplements. Some of the prescribed treatments to mention include:

  • warfarin or any other blood thinner
  • lithium
  • epilepsy treatments
  • busulfan
  • 5-fluorouracil
  • disulfiram
  • ciclosporin

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