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Is metronidazole an antibiotic for yeast infection?

Is metronidazole an antibiotic for yeast infection?

Metronidazole belongs to the class of medicines known as antibiotics. It works by killing the bacteria or preventing their growth. However, this medicine will not work for vaginal fungus or yeast infections. This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.

What is metronidazole Nystatin?

Nystatin is an antifungal that stops the growth of fungus. Metronidazole is an antibiotic that stops the growth of certain bacteria (Trichomonas-type). This product helps to reduce itching and irritating discharge.

How do you use metronidazole for yeast infection?

Metronidazole comes as a gel to be used in the vagina. Metronidazole is usually used as a single dose at bedtime (Nuvessa) or once daily for 5 consecutive days at bedtime (MetroGel Vaginal, Vandazole). Metronidazole is also used twice daily for 5 days (MetroGel Vaginal).

What type of infection is treated with metronidazole?

Metronidazole is commonly prescribed to treat an infection called bacterial vaginosis. It is also prescribed before gynaecological surgery and surgery on the intestines, to prevent infection from developing. It can safely be taken by people who are allergic to penicillin.

Why would a doctor prescribe metronidazole?

Why is this medication prescribed? Metronidazole capsules and tablets are used to treat infections of the reproductive system, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, skin, heart, bone, joint, lung, blood, nervous system, and other areas of the body.

Will metronidazole treat a UTI?

Ampicillin is effective, safe and well-tolerated therapy for UTI by G. vaginalis. In contrast oral metronidazole is effective but no safe and bad-tolerated therapy for the same condition.

How long does Lomexin take to dissolve?

Once inside the vagina, the ovule will dissolve within approximately 40 minutes, in which time it forms a layer on the vaginal wall. The consistency the product maintains after insertion should prevent any leakage.

What causes a yeast infection?

The fungus candida albicans is responsible for most vaginal yeast infections. Your vagina naturally contains a balanced mix of yeast, including candida, and bacteria. Certain bacteria (lactobacillus) act to prevent an overgrowth of yeast.