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A Pilot Study of Oral Tinidazole for Women With Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis

Information source: Kaiser Permanente
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Condition(s) targeted: Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis

Intervention: Oral tinidazole (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Withdrawn

Sponsored by: Kaiser Permanente

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Jennifer Gunter, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Kaiser Permamente


This is a study of the drug tinidazole for women with recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Half of the participants will get the drug for 10 days, the other half will get the drug for 10 days and then twice a week for 12 weeks.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Pilot Study of Oral Tinidazole for Women With Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome:

Efficacy of oral tinidazole for treatment of recurrent bacterial vaginosis

Efficacy of oral tinidazole for prevention of recurrent bacterial vaginosis

Secondary outcome: Patient satisfaction with tinidazole for recurrent bacterial vaginosis

Detailed description: This study will recruit 60 women with recurrent bacterial vaginosis. These women must have a current infection to be enrolled in the study and have had two other infections within the past 12 months. After initial screening to make sure that the vaginal symptoms are due to bacterial vaginosis and not the results of a different infection, all of the women will receive tinidazole (a drug that is similar to metronidazole) by mouth for 10 days. At the end of the 10 days, patients will be re-examined. Those women who are free of bacterial vaginosis will enter the second phase of the study, where half of the patients will continue to take tinidazole twice a week for twelve weeks and the other half will take no medication. During this time participants will be examined by the study doctor every 4 weeks to see how effective the treatment has been at preventing the recurrence of bacterial vaginosis. At the end of the 12 weeks, women who are still free of bacterial vaginosis will be seen for 3 more visits over 3 months.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 45 Years. Gender(s): Female.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Current infection with bacterial vaginosis

- 2 previous episodes of bacterial vaginosis within the past 12 months

- Willing to use contraception

- Able to swallow pills

- Willing to refrain from douching or using vaginal products

- Willing to refrain from alcohol consumption 24 hours before and for 72 hours after

taking study medication (tinidazole) Exclusion Criteria:

- Women with same sex partners

- Menstruating at initial exam

- Presence of yeast, a sexually transmitted disease, or other vaginal infection

- Purulent cervical discharge

- Use of any drug for bacterial vaginosis or yeast within the past 2 weeks prior to


- Pregnant or nursing

- Taking lithium

- Taking blood thinners (anticoagulation therapy)

- Use of any investigational drug within the previous 30 days

- Active HPV infection requiring treatment

- Use of drugs that suppress the immune system

- History of alcoholism

- Taking disulfiram

Locations and Contacts

Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, California 94115, United States
Additional Information

Last updated: July 31, 2012

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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