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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), pelvic inflammatory disease(PID), 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 useful 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 in Nigeria is around #4,000 naira per packet. Each packet contains 6 tablets. KLOVINAL price in Ghana is 10 cedis.

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.

How long does it take for Klovinal to dissolve?

A properly inserted klovinal vaginal pessary dissolves within 10 – 15 minutes after insertion.

KLOVINAL Pessaries side effects?

Ladies who use klovinal pessary have complained of burns, burning sensation, stinging sensation in the vagina, slight pains, lower abdominal cramps, stains from leakage after dissolving, nausea and vomiting etc ….There may be some side effects that have not been reported yet. There are reports that klovinal is painful….this may be true from anecdotal side effects observed….many women that have used it before have almost always reported pain in the lower abdomen after taking it.

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This post was last modified on June 11, 2021 10:36 pm

Udomoh Eshemokha

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