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.

Can a virgin use klovinal pessary?

Of course yes. Not all vaginal infections are sexually transmitted and virgins are not exempted from having vaginal yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. Virgins with any of these diseases can comfortably insert klovinal. Nothing to worry about, carefully inserting klovinal will not lead to breakage of your hymen. Take extra care when using the inserter or applicator.

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142 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

    1. I feel the same things but my doctor told me to continued inserting been the first time….. Next day I don’t feel it again

  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 .

  9. Please how many days before the discharge stops or u get cured after completing the
    6days klovinal treatment..🙏because I am done with it today..Buh I can still see little discharges

  10. I started using klovinal, today is the 3 day of using but I still perceive strong odour down there. I don’t know if it’s working or not bcz I’ve not seen any improvement, any suggestions Pls.. Note: Am taking it with metronidazole pill

  11. Hi so I’ve been feeling some pains in the left side of the wall of my vagina, i checked if there was anything there but I didn’t see anything. I was previously diagnosed with HPV & it was treated. Subsequent times I saw a doctor & I was told there’s nothing there I know they said never google your symptoms but I did. So I saw it could likely be a vaginal infection. I got Klovinal yesterday & I’ve started treatment. I got a burning sensation from it, does the burning mean anything?

  12. I am pregnant. I started seeing greenish and yellowish discharge. And my gynaecologist prescribed Klovinal. What do I do?

  13. I had sex with my husband on the fourth day of inserting Klovinal… please what should I do because after reading the comments section where you told a lady not to have sex after inserting the drugs I became scared…Dr. should I repeat the dosage…. please what should I do????

  14. I get this funny smell in my vagina. And it gets very obvious when I am on my period or about to get my period.
    Please what is the cause of this and should I use Klovinal?

  15. Hi, please I already spoilt a dose of klovinal because I didn’t know I was supposed to freeze it first before using. Should I buy a whole new pack or is the remaining 5 dose enough?

  16. I have been having burning sensation when passing urine when I’m close to my period.but now it comes even when my period is not close and its often.I was abused sexually and now i have pain when i have sex…i went to the hospital and i was given klovinal to insert, but after inserting liquid comes out followed by some white powdered substance(i think its the klovinal) and the burning sensation is still there.and i just realized the burning sensation is severe around my vulva.please i need help

  17. Hello Am 3 months pregnant and had infection which the doctor prescribed Klovinal for me,Is it save to use as I saw its not safe for pregnant women

  18. I used klovinal for the first time and a liquid was coming out from my virgina. I want to know if it is normal and safe for me to continue treatment

  19. please help me I don’t know what to use for vaginal fishy odour, have tried many course of antibiotics but it still reoccurring should I use klovinal

  20. Good evening sir, I use the klovinal this night as instructed by the pharmacist, few seconds after inserting it .. I started having this burning sensation in my virginal it was so hot that I had to remove it and wash my virginal with water. I want to know if thats the normal reaction and if I should continue using it or discontinue. Please reply as soon as possible. GOD BLESS YOU

  21. Good day. Please, I’m 14 weeks pregnant and my doctor prescribed klonival for me because of the way I feel. Is it safe?

    1. Personally, i don’t advise it….You baby is at its early stage of development… Klovinal at 14weeks pregnancy is not safe to me and medically because it can cause birth defects.

      Discuss your concerns with your doctor. Thank you.

  22. Dear Doc, I HAD SEX DURING MY ADMINISTRATION OF KLOVINAL. Please, what do i do? Does the intercourse I have ruin everything??

  23. How can I insert klovinal vagina passary been a virgin Please, it will be a little difficult for me, please is there any other drugs I can take to stop the toilet infection ?

  24. How can I insert klovinal vagina passary been a virgin, it will be difficult for me, please is there any drugs I can take for the toilet infection Instead of the klovinal?

  25. I have been using just klovinal for 4 days now but I still see redness in my vagina..the itching has reduced a bit tho… what should I do?

  26. I have been taking klovinal for 4 days now but I still see redness in my vagina..although the itching has reduced… what should I do?

  27. I was diagnosed of streptococcus and my doc recommended klovinal as part of my treatment. I am confused cos i goggled and didn’t see klovinal as a treatment for it

  28. I just finished one pack of klovinal precribed to me from the pharmacy, tho am feeling ok..but can i get another pack and use for prefect healing?

  29. Hello sir, pls ave not seen my period for 4 month now and a swollen stomach and am not pregnant can yeast infection delay Menes and can klovnal cure it

  30. Pls doc ,I used klovinal for the first time ,I noticed that it was peppering me and not comfortable when I inserted it , hope I’m save ?

  31. Please doctor, I had met with my boyfriend and he started scratching his pubic area, please what can be used to cure him and I am using Klovinal to cure myself

  32. Please can a 16 weeks pregnant woman use klovinal. And hope it won’t cause deformity to the child???
    Please respond Asap😥🙏🙏

  33. Please doctor. I have an infection which took me to the hospital, then my doctor gave me klovinal to insert. The day i was supposed to start with the insertion, i discovered i was pregnant then my doctor advised i don’t use it until am 4months gone. But i read that klovinal is not safe for the baby. Can i still use the klovinal when my pregnancy is 4months or can i substitute it for any medicine that can cure infection??
    Thank you

  34. Good morning,please I started using knovinal pessary two days ago and am still seeing discharge. I hope is okay or should I be worried

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