All you need to know about Klovinal (vaginal pessary)

Klovinal is a combination of clotrimazole, metronidazole (flagyl) and lactobacillus spores used for the treatment of vaginal infections-both fungal and bacteria such as vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection), bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. Klovinal is a pessary that treats the causes of vaginitis and restore the vaginal acidic balance (vaginal ecosystem) or normal flora. It is very against recurrent vaginal infections.

When the vagina is associated with itching, redness, and discharge either profuse, coloured, or malodourous- it is a sign of infection.

The metronidazole (flagyl) is an antibiotic effective against bacteria and protozoa. It is bactericidal.It is effective against anaerobic organisms and diseases caused by protozoa such as trichomoniasis. It works by killing the bacteria or protozoan and preventinh their growth.

The clotrimazole is a broad spectrum antifungal effective against diseases caused by fungi such as candidiasis or yeast infection. It works by killing the fungal and preventing its growth.

Other common drugs used to treat vaginal infections like candidiasis, vaginosis and trichomoniasis are mycoten, sabreten, canesten and candid V6. They are not broad spectrum as they contain only clotrimazole meaning these drugs only treat infections caused by fungi. Clotrimazole is not active against infections caused by bacteria or protozoan.

The cost/price of klovinal is around #4,000 naira per packet. Each packet contains 6 tablets.

One (1) Klovinal pessary should be inserted into the vaginal as deeply as possible once daily with your fingers or an applicator. It should be used for six (6) days preferably on retiring to bed at night.

Do not use tampons, douches, vaginal wash, feminine wash, yoni pearls, baking soda, apple cedar vinegar,  spermicides or other vaginal products while using this medication.

Continue to use this medication everyday for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappears after a few days, or if your menstrual period starts. Stopping klovinal too soon may allow the infection to return and this time worse and harder to treat.

If you are pregnant, please see your doctor before using klovinal. Klovinal is not safe in pregnancy because it can cause congenital birth defects.

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38 thoughts on “All you need to know about Klovinal (vaginal pessary)

  1. Very educative post..thanks for sharing. Can fluconazole 200mg tablet and klovinal pessary be used concurrently? I ask cos my doctor recommended I take fluconazole and mycoten pessary for candida but I would like to know my options..thank you

  2. Please doc can I used mycoten in place of klovinal for candida? I couldn’t get klovinal in all the pharmacy I checked at ikorodu.

  3. My doctor prescribed Klovinal for my wife which she used, now she is 8 weeks pregnant and she is still seeing some white fluid discharge and rashes in her vagina, can she use Klovinal again even though she is pregnant???

  4. Dr. I find d klovinal pessarry to be a scam…it turned out to be more of a cream and when I tried to insert it, it just wouldn’t get off the applicator as it was more soluble..can I put it in the freezer to solidify it or just buy another pessarry entirely…can u pls prescribe another as my Dr gave me klovinal because it was less antibiotic .

  5. I started using klovinal and I had my period two day after I started using it .
    I started using it after my period and I have spotted another blood in two days so should I stop using it???

  6. Pls after 6 days of using klovinal can i hav sex or make love with my husand on d 7th day. Pls help looking forward to conceiving dis month

  7. I used klovinal october and it did work now i start feeling itching again i used the klovinol immediately i inserted i started burning inside burning lasted for 5mins.pls y the burning i didnt get the feeling wen i used it in October why now

  8. Am 3 months pregnant n av vaginal hitching n doctor gave me klovinal to insert in after i was diagnosed, but am scared to use it .

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