vaginal gel is prescribed to treat a certain condition called bacterial vaginosis
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As an antibiotic, metronidazole vaginal gel works to treat bacterial vaginosis by killing certain types of bacteria. This allows the normal vaginal "flora" (the bacteria that reside in the vagina) to return to a more normal and healthy balance.