Cefadroxil as an alternative to metronidazole in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis.
Author(s): Wathne B, Hovelius B, Holst E
Affiliation(s): Community Health Centre, Hantverkaregatan, Helsingborg, Sweden.
Publication date & source: 1989, Scand J Infect Dis., 21(5):585-6.
Publication type: Clinical Trial; Randomized Controlled Trial
A randomized single-blind study was performed to compare the efficacy of cefadroxil to that of metronidazole in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. 22 women completed the study with follow-ups after 1 and 4 weeks. After completion of treatment 2/11 women receiving metronidazole still had bacterial vaginosis compared with 1/11 women receiving cefadroxil. At follow-up after 4 weeks 3/10 women treated with cefadroxil had recurrent bacterial vaginosis while the corresponding figures for metronidazole were 2/9.