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Medications for Bacterial Vaginitis

Drugs associated with Bacterial Vaginitis

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Bacterial Vaginitis: Bacterial vaginosis is inflammation of the vagina due to a change in the type of bacteria that normally live in the vagina, the normal Lactobacillus bacteria being replaced by other bacteria. It is the most common cause of an abnormal vaginal discharge or an unpleasant vaginal odor.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
metronidazole Rx B N X 291 reviews
7.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Brand names:  Flagyl ER, Metro

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
MetroGel-Vaginal Rx B N X 14 reviews
7.0

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives, topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cleocin Rx B N Add review
10

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Flagyl ER Rx B N X 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
clindamycin Rx B N 14 reviews
7.0

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Brand names:  Cleocin, Cleocin HCl, Cleocin Phosphate, Cleocin Pediatric

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
metronidazole Rx B N X 24 reviews
7.0

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Brand names:  MetroGel-Vaginal, Vandazole, Nuvessa

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives, topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Metro Rx B N X 1 review
3.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
clindamycin Rx B N 15 reviews
6.0

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Brand names:  Cleocin Vaginal, Clindesse, Clindamax, Cleocin Ovules, Clindacin P, Clindacin PAC

Drug class: topical acne agents, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Vandazole Rx B N X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives, topical anti-rosacea agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cleocin Vaginal Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Clindesse Rx B N 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Acid Jelly Rx/OTC N N Add review
8.0

Generic name: acetic acid topical

Drug class: topical anti-infectives

For consumers: side effects

 
Clindamax Rx B N 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Tindamax Rx C N X 14 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tinidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cleocin Ovules Rx B N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Cleocin HCl Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Clindacin P Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
tinidazole Rx C N X 27 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tinidazole systemic

Brand name:  Tindamax

Drug class: amebicides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cleocin Phosphate Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Clindacin PAC Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: clindamycin topical

Drug class: topical acne agents, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Cleocin Pediatric Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Fem pH Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: acetic acid topical

Drug class: topical anti-infectives

For consumers: side effects

 
Nuvessa Rx B N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: metronidazole topical

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
acetic acid Rx/OTC N N Add review
8.0

Generic name: acetic acid topical

Brand names:  Acid Jelly, Fem pH, Relagard

Drug class: topical anti-infectives

For consumers: side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Relagard Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: acetic acid topical

Drug class: topical anti-infectives

For consumers: side effects

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Bacterial Vaginosis

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