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Treatment of bacterial vaginosis with amoxicillin

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Usually, women suffer from various types of infection and bacterial vaginosis is such infection that affects most women. The vagina is usually good and bad bacteria, balancing the other. If, in any situation, the number of bad bacteria then increases it can also affect the good bacteria. It will result ultimately in the growth of bad bacteria and destroy the good bacteria.
A Gardnerella bacteria is a type of bacteria that causes bacterial vaginosis in most cases. This infection is wrong with the type of yeast infection and women also trying to overcome with drugs used for General yeast infections. This type of treatment does not work, and so in such situations you need to try for good medicines to get rid of these infections.
Metronidazole is an oral medication that bears the brand name Flagyl, and this is considered the best drug to treat bacterial vaginosis. Clindamycin, which is also known under the name of Cleocin is another drug that is used to treat vaginal infections. In most cases, these drugs are supposed to be the best medication for vaginal infections.



There are also many other simple drugs used for vaginal infections. Amoxicillin is a medication prescribed for these infections. It has been prescribed by most doctors since the 1970s for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. This type of medication may be less effective that the new prescribed medication but it is still used by most of the women who find other allergic prescription drugs to their bodies.
The price is the other factor that makes most people opt for amoxicillin. Amoxicillin price is much cheaper than most of the other medications such as metronidazole or clindamycin prescribed for vaginal infection. If you find money as a factor that bothers you to get your medications for bacterial vaginosis infection then you can very well opt for amoxicillin help you.
When you go for very effective drugs, then there will be also be equal opportunities suffer from side effects due to their. Most drugs prescribed for bacterial infections have a high risk of side effects. So before you begin your presentation of medicines to your doctor about side effects and later if you feel that you are very allergic to these types of effective drugs, it would be better to get the simple drugs like amoxicillin to treat your bacterial vaginosis infection-related problems.
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Why did my doctor give me amoxicillin for BV??

My nurse practioner did a smear test and took some swabs also last week and I got a call from my GP today saying that they have found a kind of bacteria. She said that she's prescribed me some amoxicillin and left it at the reception for me to collect. I did collect her prescription but I am a little confused. I don't have any symptoms of BV. More imporantly, according to all the information I have read, amoxicillin is not so effective in treating BV. I feel that she has not prescribed me with the right therapy. I need some advice - Shall I just go ahead and take the amoxicillin as she is the doctor and she cant be wrong, or, should I see another doctor? Thank you very much in advance.

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Thank you for all your replies. I understand that I might have a bacterial infection without any symptoms, but according to all the information I have read online, the correct antibiotics for treating bacterial vaginosis is Metronidazole? Sorry I'm confused.
5 years ago
Thank you. I will start taking them from tomorrow morning.
5 years ago

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You are quite right the treatment of choice for Bacterial Vaginosis is Metronidazole.However Amoxycillin is a broad spectrum antibiotic in other words can be used for almost anything and the side effects of this are less than with Metronidazole which often causes Nausea and sickness. Hope this helps and start taking those pills now.
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  • i had a similar thing i had a positive smear for bacteria that breeds like the cancer cells and they gave me amoxicillin and it cleared up had to have extra smear(cheer) but got the all clear.

    Take them, if you are still unsure phone NHS direct 08454647
    they are great for advice on anything medical.

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  • I normaly get given amoxicillin to treat tonsilitus and general infections because i am alergic to penisilin

    Amoxicillin usualy fights the infections well and and is without many of the side efects of other anti-biotic alternatives to penicilin
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  • Because although you probably feel its better, its still lurking there and actually won't go away until its treated! Bacterial things need antibiotics, viral ones don't1