Relagard Medication for BV

When treating bacterial vaginosis, some medications concentrate on increasing and maintaining vaginal acidity in order to fight the bacteria causing the infection. Thanks to Relagard, women can rely on a non-irritating vaginal gel to increase the acidic level in their vagina. Fortunately, the gel has a reputation for causing some of the least number of side effects.

Instructions

Relagard is a bacterial vaginosis product that is inserted into the vagina. To use, attach the enclosed applicator to the tube of Relagard and turn clockwise until it screws into place. To fill the applicator, squeeze the tube to transfer gel into the barrel. Detach the applicator from the tube and gently insert it into the vagina. Ease it inside of the vagina as far as it will comfortably go.

Press the plunger to administer the treatment until the barrel of the applicator is empty. While the plunger is still depressed, remove the applicator from the vagina.

Disassemble the applicator and wash it with warm, soapy water. Make sure you rinse it well after each use. Don’t forget to wash your hands after administering treatment.

Suggestions

In order to protect the effectiveness of Relagard, store the drug at room temperature (between 59 and 86 degrees F). Do not store Relagard close to heat, moisture, or light. Storing the drug in the bathroom is also discouraged, as conditions may cause the medication to lose effectiveness. While using Relagard, do not use tampons, but instead, opt for deodorant-free pads or panty liners.

Precautions

A doctor may refrain from prescribing Relagard for bacterial vaginosis if a patient exhibits a pre-existing medical condition or is taking other prescription or nonprescription medicines, herbal remedies, or dietary supplements. For example, do not use Relagard if you have a history of allergic reactions to any of the ingredients found in the drug. Discuss with your doctor your medical history. Other instances that may prevent a patient from safely and effectively taking Relagard, include:

  • Pregnancy, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding
  • Allergies to certain medicines, foods, or other substances

Possible Side Effects

Reported side effects for Relagard are far and few between. A typical response to the medication is burning or stinging at the application site. It is important to contact your doctor if you encounter any severe allergic reactions, such as:

  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rash
  • Tightness in chest
  • Swollen mouth, face, lips, or tongue

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