I'm trying to avoid going to the doctor so would it be safe to use amoxicillin for bv
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16 Nov 2011
Hi, Shezalady. This is from the site www.vaginosis.com; yes, this is a real site. Hope this helps: "The antibiotics metronidazole and clindamycin are the most often employed approach to ridding the vagina of the group of anaerobic bacteria that cause bacterial vaginosis. Metronidazole is available by prescription either in tablet form or as a topical gel for insertion vaginally (brand name Metrogel-vaginal). The oral formulation of generic metronidazole, or its brand name formulation, Flagyl, are most commonly prescribed at a dose of 500 milligrams twice a day for 7 days."
1 Dec 2011
Yes, Augmentin can clear the BV infection and I stumbled upon this accidentally. I was diagnosed with BV and prescribed Metrogel. After treatment, I felt there was still a slight odor. A few months following Metrogel treatment I had gotten sick with Bronchitis. My doctor prescribed Augmentin. I noticed when I finished my course of Augmentin that slight odor was completely gone. I no longer had irritation and I felt completely normal down there again.
17 Nov 2011
The amoxicillin will NOT touch the bv, sorry. You will have to use metro gel or flagyl and it is rx only. Please be sure and ask also for a diflucan tablet for the yeast infection that will most likely occur after the metro or flagyl. I too recommend the vaginosis.com website and dr. James Christian's article you will find there.
- Amoxicillin Information for Consumers
- Amoxicillin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amoxicillin (detailed)
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