What Is Vandazole?
(metronidazole vaginal gel
) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis
) in women who are not pregnant. Bacterial vaginosis is a condition involving an overgrowth of certain types of vaginal bacteria. Vandazole comes as a gel that is used once a day for five days.
Who Makes This Medication?
This medication is made by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.
How Does Vandazole Work?
This medication contains metronidazole
, an antibiotic that kills 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.
When and How to Use It
Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Vandazole include the following:
- Using the applicator that comes with Vandazole, insert the gel once a day for five days. The box should come with five applicators and instructions for use.
- Using this medication at bedtime is usually more convenient, as laying down helps decrease the bothersome "leakage" of the product that often occurs.
- You should not have sex while using this medication. Do not use tampons, douches, or other vaginal products during Vandazole treatment.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Do not stop using it too soon, even if you are feeling better.