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Combined vaginal treatment is more effective for bacterial vaginosis

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7488.0-g (Published 17 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:0-g

Question Are metronidazole plus nystatin vaginal ovules a more effective treatment for bacterial vaginosis than metronidazole gel (Metrogel)?

Synopsis In Peru, the most commonly prescribed medication for treatment of vaginal discharge or malodour is intravaginal ovules with metronidazole 500 mg plus nystatin 100 000 U to be used nightly for five to seven nights. Researchers from Peru and the University of Washington compared the combined product with metronidazole 0.75% gel (Metrogel), 37.5 mg …

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