Medicines used to treat abnormal discharge

Flagyl (Metronidazole)
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Flagyl, known under its generic name ”Metronidazole”, effectively treats bacterial vaginosis and is used worldwide.

Active ingredient: Metronidazole
Manufacturer: Almus
Earliest results to be expected: After 4-7 days
Treatment method: 400 mg/2 times a day
Application: Oral tablet
Used to treat fungal infections: No
Used to treat bacterial infections in the vagina: Yes
Counteracts/cures discharge caused by bacterial infection: Yes
Suitable for internal use: No (tabl.)

Metronidazole is an antibiotic that attacks unicellular organisms and a certain type of bacteria causing malodorous discharge and bacterial vaginosis. Treatment is 4-7 days and quick-acting.

Nirena
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Nirena is not a medication but a soap intended for use in the genital area, and it contains lactobacilli. The contents in this intimate cleanser are intended to work preventively. The soap restores bacterial balance in the vagina, for instance by maintaining the natural vaginal flora, and by increasing resistance to bacteria that cause bacterial vaginosis.

Nirena intimate cleanser is a non-prescription option that can be used to prevent bacterial vaginosis, or to restore bacterial balance in your vagina.

Diflucan (Pfizer)
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Diflucan is a tablet that is taken at one occasion, and it starts acting soon after it has been taken orally. Normally, you can be free from vaginal thrush in just a couple of days after one single dose. You might need to follow up with a second dose after one or a few weeks.

Active ingredient: Fluconazole
Manufacturer: Pfizer
Earliest results to be expected: In two days
Treatment method: 1 tablet taken orally at one occasion
Application: Tablet is taken orally
Used to treat thrush: Yes
Used to treat bacterial infections in the vagina: No
Counteracts/cures discharge caused by bacterial infection: Fungal infections only
Suitable for treating thrush in men: Yes
for internal use: No

Diflucan is a comfortable and effective way to treat various kinds of fungal infections in the vagina. Just one dose of 150 mg taken at one occasion is usually enough for curing vaginal infections and for treating problems such as unhealthy and smelly discharge. When used to treat chronic vaginal imbalance, Diflucan can be combined with Daktar for a very effective treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women cannot use Diflucan.

Daktar (Janssen-Cilag)
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Daktar is a cream that effectively treats various types of fungal infections in the vagina. The active ingredient in the cream, miconazole, also fights bacteria and offers quick relief of symptoms such as itching, abnormal discharge and torn mucosa.

Active ingredient: Miconazole
Manufacturer: Janssen-Cilag
Earliest results to be expected: In 7-14 days
Treatment method: Gel/cream is inserted into the vagina 1-2 times a day with provided applicator
Application: Gel/cream
Used to treat fungal infections: Yes
Used to treat bacterial infections in the vagina: No
Counteracts/cures discharge caused by bacterial infection: Fungal infections only
Suitable for internal use: Yes (not orally)

Daktar is a cream that is inserted into the vagina 1-2 times per day with an applicator that comes with the medication. One advantage with this medicine is that it fights vaginal bacteria only, since it is used topically in the vagina. It is advisable to combine Daktar with oral fungicidal treatments such as Diflucan for treating chronic vaginal symptoms.