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Brand name: Zidoval TM

Active ingredients: metronidazole

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Vaginal
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A colourless to straw-coloured transparent, slightly hazy single-phase gel.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient metronidazole

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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