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Aci-Jel Vagl Medication for BV

In many cases, women looking to battle the organisms that cause bacterial vaginosis will contact their doctor for a prescription cream or oral remedy. However, for individuals that wish to bypass a trip to their physician and reach for something readily available (and without the need for a prescription), Aci-jel vaginal cream proves a decent choice. Working to restore and maintain normal levels of acidity in the vagina, Aci-jel helps prevent the multiplying of bacteria.

Aci-jel contains acetic acid – a fancy way of referring to vinegar. The addition of oxyquinoline and ricinoleic acid in the cream helps acetic acid reach its peak effectiveness. Together, the ingredients of Aci-jel work to destroy and slow the growth of the organisms responsible for your bacterial vaginosis symptoms.

Instructions

Before using Aci-jel, thoroughly wash your hands. Follow the directions listed on the package and fill the provided applicator with cream. Lie on your back with your knees drawn up. Carefully insert the applicator about 3/4 of an inch (or 2 centimeters) into the vagina. To release the cream, press the plunger. Remove the applicator from your vagina. After using the cream, don’t forget to clean and rinse the applicator with warm water.

Suggestions

It is not uncommon for Aci-jel to leak out of the vagina. In order to protect clothing and bed sheets, wear a panty liner or sanitary pad during the course of your treatment. However, do not use tampons with Aci-jel, as the material has a tendency to soak up the medicine and weaken results.

When storing Aci-jel, place the product in a location at room temperature (between 59 and 86 degrees F). Do not store in the bathroom and keep the cream away from light and moisture, as these conditions can decrease the effectiveness of ingredients.

Precautions

Do not use Aci-jel if you are allergic to acetic acid, oxyquinoline acid, ricinoleic acid, or eggs. Also, keep in mind that the ingredients in Aci-jel may weaken the effectiveness of certain methods of birth control (like latex condoms and cervical caps). The cream may also make spermicides less effective. Using alternate methods of birth control or abstaining from sexual intercourse during and five days after treatment is recommended.

Possible Side Effects

Common side effects associated with Aci-jel include mild irritation, itching, and burning of the vagina.

2 Responses to “Aci-Jel Vagl Medication for BV”

  1. Chris
    May 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    Thank you for this information. I’ve just started using this product, but the one piece of information I can’t seem to find anywhere is how long do you use it for? Should I use it for 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks? Nobody has told me this and it seems a pretty vital piece of information when treating this condition. Obviously, if you stop using the product when the symptoms abate, you probably haven’t conquered the condition at all and it will swiftly return. So if anybody can inform me of how long to use this product, it would be most helpful.

  2. J
    June 30, 2011 at 8:59 am #

    I’ve only used it for a couple of days, and it’s gone a long way to clearing my problem. No doubt you’ve stopped now! My pharmacist said to use it on a “needs must” basis. i.e. Whenever the problem rears it’s head again, try treatment for a couple of days or so, which makes perfect sense to me.

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