Clindesse Medication for BV

While the typical length of time for many bacterial vaginosis treatments averages between five to seven days, Clindesse offers a quick and easy solution for on-the-go, non-pregnant women. In just one dose, patients can treat their bacterial vaginosis using a topical linomycin antibiotic packaged in a single applicator. Containing 5 grams of vaginal cream with nearly 100mg of clindamycin phosphate, Clindesse slows the growth of the bacteria behind your vaginal discomfort.


Taken at any time of the day, Clindesse Cream is for vaginal use only. Before using the medication, make sure to wash your hands. Since there is only one prefilled applicator of Clindesse, do not remove the tip until you are ready to use the cream. Firmly holding the applicator, pull back the ring to fully extend the plunger. Gently insert the applicator into the vagina, positioning it as far as it will go without causing any discomfort. To release the cream, push the plunger. Lastly, remove the applicator from your vagina and toss away.


Ingredients in Clindesse have been known to stain clothing and bed sheets. It is suggested to use a pantyliner or sanitary pad to prevent staining.


Do not use Clindesse if you are allergic to lincomycin or any ingredient found in the cream. Your doctor will not prescribe Clindesse if you suffer from certain medical conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, colitis caused by antibiotics, or ulcerative colitis. Other medical concerns that may threaten the effectiveness of the cream, include:

  • Pregnancy, planning a pregnancy, or breastfeeding
  • Taking other prescription or nonprescription medications, herbal remedies, or dietary supplements
  • Possessing an allergy to certain foods or other substances
  • Gastrointestinal (bowel) disease or diarrhea

Since the cream contains mineral oil, it is important to note that Clindesse is known to weaken latex products (like condoms and diaphragms). It is recommended to refrain from sexual intercourse altogether and avoid using other vaginal products (like tampons or douches), which can weaken the effectiveness of the cream. Also, do not use the above products within 5 days of treatment, as you may become pregnant due to inadequate birth control.

Possible Side Effects

Before taking Clindesse, it is important to become familiar with the commonly reported side effects of the cream. A patient may experience a fungal infection, genital itching or burning, inflammation or pain, and vaginal discharge during treatment.

One Response to “Clindesse Medication for BV”

  1. Wanda Brown
    September 11, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    I was in the doctors office on 9/11/09 and it was confirmed I had a bacterial infection,I’ve had this type of problem more than once the doctor informed me that I may need to use medication on a long term basis.

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