Which medications in the drug class Antiprotozoal agents are used in the treatment of Vaginitis?

Updated: Dec 04, 2018
  • Author: Hetal B Gor, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Antiprotozoal agents

Metronidazole is the antimicrobial agent of choice for treating Trichomonas vaginalis infections and bacterial vaginosis.

Metronidazole (Flagyl)

Metronidazole causes a chemical reduction reaction within anaerobic bacteria and sensitive protozoa. It is readily absorbed and permeates all tissues, including cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), breast milk, and alveolar bone. It is metabolized and excreted in the liver and kidneys. Treatment of partners increases cure rates.


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