Controlled-release vaginal vitamin C tablets for relief of non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis symptoms

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What is non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis?

Non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis is the most common type of vaginal infection, representing 40-50% of all vaginal infections. The others are yeast (candida) and trichomonas infections.

What are the symptoms?

Between 50 and 75% of women who have non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis have no noticeable symptoms. For others, the most common symptoms are:

  • Abundant, grayish or white discharge
  • An unpleasant odour (“fishy” odour), which may be more noticeable after sexual intercourse and during menstruation
  • A vaginal pH level over 4.5

Whereas other types of vaginal infections cause inflammation and irritation/itching of the vagina, non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis does not usually cause these symptoms.

How is non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?

If you suspect that you have a vaginal infection, it is recommended that you consult a healthcare professional to obtain an accurate diagnosis. He or she will be able to determine whether you have non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis using one of several simple tests:

  • By examining the appearance and colour of vaginal secretions, collected using a cotton swab, under a microscope: normal secretions are generally white or clear, whereas in patients with non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis, they are often grayish, milky, thin and sometimes abundant
  • By examining a sample of vaginal secretions under a microscope to detect the presence of bacteria (coccobacilli) adhering to the cells, indicating the presence of non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis
  • By measuring the acidity of vaginal secretions using pH paper: patients with non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis will have a high pH level (>4.5) compared to the more acidic protective pH levels found in normal vaginal secretions
  • By smelling vaginal secretions to determine whether they have an unpleasant (“fishy”) odour after adding a chemical agent called potassium hydroxide (KOH)

How to distinguish the various types of vaginal infections

Although non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis is the most common type of vaginal infection, representing between 40 and 50% of all cases, only a healthcare professional can confirm that it is not a yeast infection (candida) or Trichomoniasis (an STI), which require different treatments.

If you suspect that you have a vaginal infection, it is recommended that you consult a healthcare professional to confirm an accurate diagnosis. While you wait for your appointment, here is an overview of the symptoms of the most common types of vaginal infections:

 Non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosisVulvovaginal Candidiasis (yeast infections)Trichomoniasis
Itching / burning sensation Sometimes Usually Always
Discharge/odour Thin, milky, grayish-white, with a fishy odour Thick, odorless, white (cottage cheese-like) Excessive and foul-smelling; may be yellow or green and foamy
Causes Bacteria Yeast (Candida) STI caused by the Trichomonas vaginalis protozoan parasite

Causes of non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis

When the vaginal environment loses its acidity due to physiological or external factors, protective lactobacilli disappear and harmful bacteria (primarily Gardnerella vaginalis) multiply and become infectious.

Prevegyne® is a natural health product (NPN 80038565) that helps reduce/relieve the symptoms of non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis.

Fast

Simple and effective

Available without a prescription

 
 

Fast

Six-day treatment to reduce/relieve the symptoms of non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis and eliminate unpleasant odour

Simple and effective

Easy and effective use that restores the balance of vaginal flora and normal vaginal pH levels in just a few days

Available without a prescription

Available with or without a prescription behind the counter at your pharmacy

About Duchesnay

Duchesnay is a specialty pharmaceutical company with a long-standing commitment to women’s health. In addition to filling the void in terms of scientific research, education and information and developing pharmacological solutions that are safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, Duchesnay is equally committed to ensuring women’s health and improving their quality of life at every stage.

Thus, Duchesnay has broadened its portfolio of products to offer safe and effective therapeutic options that meet the health and quality of life needs of women and their family members at different stages of their lives.

To learn more about Duchesnay, visit duchesnay.com