Zidoval is a colourless gel which contains the active ingredient metronidazole. Metronidazole belongs to a group of medicines called antibacterials. They work by killing many kinds of infection causing bacteria. Zidoval gel is used to treat bacterial vaginosis which is a bacterial infection of the vagina.
Zidoval 0.75% Gel should be kept out of reach and sight of children. It should not be stored above 25 degrees celcius.
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When using the Zidoval 0.75% Gel, you should make sure to follow the directions given to you by the doctor. Always wash your hands before using the cream. Remove the cap from the tube. Screw one of the disposable plastic applicators where the cap has been removed. Holding the tube from the bottom, squeeze gently and force the cream into the applicator. When the plunger stops moving, the applicator is full.
Lie on your back, firmly grasping the applicator barrel and insert gently into the vagina as far as possible without causing discomfort. Slowly push the plunger until it stops and all the cream has been expelled. Once done, dispose of the applicator, preferably wrapped in paper before disposal. Wash your hands after each application.
If you use more cream than you should, or if you accidentally swallow the cream, please speak to your doctor straight away. If you miss a dose, do not worry. If it is nearly time for the next application, miss the forgotten one. Do not double dose. Make sure to finish the entire prescribed course, even if symptoms start getting better earlier than expected.
The active ingredient in Zidoval gel is metronidazole. The other ingredients are Carbopol 974P, Disodium Edetate, Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E218), Propyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E216), Propylene Glycol (E1520), Sodium Hydroxide (E524) and Purified Water.
Zidoval 0.75% Gel should not be used if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the medicine. You should make sure to speak to your doctor before using the gel if you have, or have ever had any blood problems or diseases that affect the blood, you are having your period, you are have blood tests or if you think you may have vaginal thrush.
You should avoid sexual intercourse during the course of the treatment.
You should make sure to mention if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription, especially if you are currently taking warfarin, lithium, cyclosporin or 5-fluorouracil.
You should avoid drinking alcohol whilst using Zidoval as the active ingredient - metronidazole - may make you feel sick, confused, have an abnormally fast heart beat or get headaches. If this happens, stop drinking alcohol and speak to your doctor.
If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant or you are currently breast-feeding you should speak to your GP before using Zidoval.
As with all medicines, Zidoval can cause some side effects, although not everybody gets them. Please read the information leaflet regarding potential side effects. If you experience any odd side effects whilst using the cream or any of the side effects get severe, speak to your doctor.