How is bacterial vaginosis (BV) treated during pregnancy?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Philippe H Girerd, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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No adequate and well-controlled human trials evaluating teratogenicity of clindamycin or metronidazole in pregnant women have been performed.

The use of the cream formulation of clindamycin may result in preterm birth.

Several clinical trials using both preparations in pregnancy have been conducted. The use of metronidazole after the first trimester is considered within the standard of care.


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