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Brand name: Zidoval

Zidoval is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) metronidazole. On this page you will find out more about Zidoval, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: metronidazole

Information for medicine and pack size:
Zidoval 0.75% vaginal gel, 40 g

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Zidoval Vaginal Gel 0.75% is indicated in the treatment of symptomatic bacterial vaginosis (formerly referred to as Haemophilus vaginalis vaginitis, Gardnerella vaginalis vaginitis, non-specific vaginitis, Corynebacterium vaginale vaginitis or anaerobic vaginosis). NOTE: For purpose of this indicated, a clincial diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis is usually defined by the presence of at least three of the following four criteria: a) vaginal discharge pH of greater than 4.5, b) a vaginal discharge emitting a "fishy" amine odour when mixed with a 10% KOH solution, c) a vaginal discharge containing clue cells on wet mount microscopy examination, d) a gram stain consistent with a diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (Lactobacillus morphotype absent of markedly decreased, Gardnerella morphotype predominant flora, white blood cells absent or few, Mobiluncus morphotype may or may not be present). A diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis requires that other pathogens which may be associated with genital infection, such as Trichomonas vaginalis, Candida albicans, Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, should be ruled out be appropriate laboratory means.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A colourless to straw-coloured transparent, slightly hazy single-phase gel.
Dosage Form Gel
Route of administration Vaginal
Medicine schedule
40 gram: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
9 gram: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Tube
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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