Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition in women caused by bacteria. It is treated with antibiotics which come in tablet form and a cream or a gel which can be inserted into the vagina.

Order effective prescription strength bacterial vaginosis treatment from DrFelix, UK’s leading on-line doctor and pharmacy service. We offer a safe, affordable and a discreet service to access prescription medicine without having to take time off to see your regular doctor.

Simply fill in an online Bacterial vaginosis consultation on-line and request your medicine. Our UK based doctors will review your answers and if suitable, issue an on-line prescription for you. Your BV antibiotics will be dispensed and dispatched from our registered community pharmacy by our friendly and qualified staff.

DrFelix offers all the major BV treatments such as metronidazole tablets, metronidazole gel / zidoval or Dalacin cream / clindamycin.


Complete a short consultation before selecting your medication. All our consultations are approved by a UK Medical Doctor.


Summary of available medications

Medication Quantity Price
Metronidazole 400mg 10 tablets (5 day course) £11.99
Zidoval gel 0.75% (Metronidazole) 40g (7 day course) £26.99
Dalacin cream 2% (Clindamycin) 40g (5 day course) £19.99

All medications

Metronidazole

Medication Quantity Price
Metronidazole 400mg 10 tablets (5 day course) £11.99

Zidoval Gel 0.75% (Metronidazole)

Medication Quantity Price
Zidoval Gel 0.75% (Metronidazole) 40g (7 day course) £26.99

Dalacin Cream 2% (Clindamycin)

Medication Quantity Price
Dalacin Cream 2% (Clindamycin) 40g (5 day course) £19.99


All prices exclude prescription fee


What is Bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

Bacterial vaginosis or bacteriosis (BV) is the most common cause of unusual vaginal discharge. BV can develop after having a new sexual partner or when there is an imbalance of natural bacteria in the vagina. Women have different types of natural bacteria in the vagina which is harmless and causes no symptoms. If the balance of these natural bacteria is disturbed it can cause BV. Women with bacterial vaginosis (BV) may not necessarily notice any symptoms, if this is the case you are most likely fine. BV is not considered a sexually transmitted infection.

Who can get bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) can women of all ages. Some are at a higher risk than others of developing it if they:
  • have multiple sex partners
  • use vaginal deodorant
  • use a coil for contraception
  • don’t use condoms for intercourse
  • smoke
  • use scented soaps
  • wash inside the vagina
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) can be a recurring issue for some women and may need a second course of treatment to cure the infection.

Is BV an STI?

You can have BV if you engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse with a new partner, but BV is not considered an STI. Due to chlamydia and gonorrhoea having very similar symptoms to BV, we recommend taking an STI test to confirm if you have BV or some other STI before seeking treatment.

Is BV dangerous?

BV is not dangerous and many women with BV often don’t notice it either. BV is dependent on the natural balance of bacteria in your vagina; if there is an imbalance and you suffer from the symptoms then seek treatment otherwise you do not need to do anything.

Can BV affect pregnancy?

Bacterial vaginosis can lead to complications during pregnancy. If you are pregnant and suffering from BV, you should seek medical advice from your regular doctor.

How is bacterial vaginosis (BV) treated?

BV can be treated easily with antibiotics. You can opt for the antibiotics in tablet form or gel or a cream which is inserted into the vagina using an applicator. DrFelix prescribes the prescription metronidazole and clindamycin. Both antibiotics kill the bacteria which cause the infection.

Typical symptoms for BV?

The most common symptoms for BV are an unusual vaginal discharge and fishy smell from the vagina. The symptoms can vary for each women with regards to severity. The discharge can be thin & watery or greyish / white colour.

Treatment for BV

BV can be treated easily with antibiotics. These come in tablet form and as a gel or a cream which is inserted into the vagina. DrFelix prescribes effective prescription treatments to cure BV. These antibiotics kill the bacteria which cause BV.

Metronidazole

Metronidazole 400mg tablets are taken twice daily over a course of 5 days.
Note: You must not drink alcohol during your treatment with metronidazole – this goes for the tablets and the intravaginal gel.

Zidoval gel 0.75% (Metronidazole)

Zidoval gel is inserted directly into the vagina using an easy to use applicator. The gel is used for 7 days before going to sleep. You should not use the gel whilst on period, you can take opt for the tablets instead.

Dalacin cream 2% / Clindamycin

Dalacin / Clindamycin cream works in a similar way to metronidazole gel. Clindamycin cream is inserted into the vagina for seven day with an easy to use applicator. It should be applied in the evening or before going to bed.