Antibiotics for Bacterial Vaginosis
Why It Is Used
Some women prefer oral medicine rather than vaginal administration.
Especially for pregnant women who are high-risk for preterm labor, only oral medicines are used to treat bacterial vaginosis. Some doctors recommend that all pregnant women avoid vaginal treatment.
Vaginal medicines are less likely than the oral forms to cause systemic side effects, such as nausea and vomiting.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease