Can Treatment With Itraconazole Treat Bacterial Vaginosis?
I have bacterial vaginosis and my doctor recommends the drug flagyl (metronidazole) .. I stopped treatment because it is not strong with bitter taste … can in the case of bacterial vaginosis use itraconazole treatment? thank you
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Bacterial vaginosis is a disease caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria found in the vagina (Gardnerella vaginalis), while candidiasis is a disease caused by a fungal infection of Candida (Candida albicans). Both are very different, so the management will also be very different. The first choice therapy for bacterial vaginosis is Metronidazole, while the first choice therapy for candidiasis vaginalis is with antifungals (for example Fluconazole).
Itraconazole is an antifungal drug so it will not be effective for treating bacterial infections such as bacterial vaginosis. It is better to follow the procedures given by your doctor and do not stop treatment without consulting your doctor first. You can consume more amount of metronidazole with water or you can also take this medicine with sweet drinks (like syrup or sugar water) if you are not strong with bitter taste. But changing your own medicines is not the right thing to do.
Here is a more complete article that you can read about bacterial vaginosis
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