14 Sep 2009
Bacterial vaginitis is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria that are normally only present in the vagina in small numbers. When these bacteria are present in large numbers they may cause symptoms such as an abnormal discharge or odour. Some women have no symptoms. Bacterial vaginitis is sometimes called bacterial vaginosis, non-specific vaginosis or Gardnerella vaginitis.
Bacterial Vaginitis is usually treated with metronidazole or clindamycin antibiotic tablets, taken for seven days. If you are unable to take tablets vaginal creams may be prescribed.
Treatment is particularly important in pregnant women to prevent complications such as pre-term delivery.
Cipro is not typically used to treat Bacterial Vaginitis.
For more information see:
- Cipro Information for Consumers
- Cipro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cipro (detailed)
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