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

Available with or without a prescription at the pharmacist's counter!

How is non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?

Clinical diagnosis of non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis (BV) is generally based on the presence of at least 3 of the following 4 criteria (Amsel criteria):

  • Homogeneous, thin, grayish-white discharge that adheres to the vaginal walls
  • Vaginal pH >4.5
  • Positive whiff-amine test, defined as the presence of a fishy odour when a drop of 10% KOH (potassium hydroxide) is added to a sample of vaginal discharge
  • Detection of “clue cells” (vaginal epithelial cells studded with adherent coccobacilli at the edge of the cell). For a positive result, at least 20% of the epithelial cells must be clue cells

Therefore, your healthcare professional can detect non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis using one of the following simple tests:

  • By examining the appearance and colour of vaginal secretions, collected using a cotton swab, under a microscope to detect the presence of cells that indicate non-specific vaginitis/bacterial vaginosis
  • By measuring the acidity of vaginal secretions using pH paper
  • By smelling the vaginal secretions to determine whether they have an unpleasant odour

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.

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