Does Monistat Help With BV?

Does Monistat Help With BV?

Can Monistat Cure BV?  Miconazole is an antifungal agent, developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals and sold under the brand name “Monistat”. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, a critical component of fungal cell membranes.

Because Monistat has some limited antibacterial properties, women often ask  – will monistat cure BV?   My answer to them is that research to date does not support the conclusion that Monistat is an effective bacterial vaginosis treatment. In fact, the manufacturer of the drug specifically states that Monistat should only be used for the treatment of vaginal yeast infections and not other conditions.

Since BV is caused by a disruption in the normal bacterial balance found in a woman’s body, the only really effective treatments are those which kill off the bad bacteria and help restore the natural pH balance in your vagina.

The most often doctor prescribed treatments for BV are clindamycin and metronidazole. These are effective for some women but not for others since the drugs treat the condition temporarily but don’t necessarily address the underlying issues. For that reason, any long term cure BV treatment plan should include a variety of natural cures such as hydrogen peroxide, acidipholus and probiotics.

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