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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about bacterial vaginosis (BV)
Suffering from BV can be inconvenient and embarrassing at times. You may not be sure if you have BV or thrush, so it’s important to ask questions so that you can find the right treatment information.
BV, along with its symptoms and other personal health issues, can be difficult to talk about, which is why we have created this helpful FAQ section. It’s important to remember that no online source of information can replace the knowledge and advice of your healthcare professional, so if you are unsure about anything, talk to them as soon as possible. Fleurstat BVgel is a new, clinically proven non-antibiotic treatment. Fleurstat is for treatment of BV and relief from symptoms, including unpleasant vaginal odour and discharge, helping to normalise vaginal pH and suppress the bacteria that cause BV.
‘Fishy’ vaginal odour is the BV symptom that usually sets it apart from other common vaginal infections, such as thrush. If you have symptoms, talk to your pharmacist – they will guide you on the best treatment for you.
There are a number of different conditions that may cause vaginal discharge. In the case of BV, most women experience a thin, watery grey/white discharge that is accompanied by a ‘fishy’ odour. In contrast, women suffering from thrush often report a thick, white discharge, usually accompanied by irritation and itching.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or are planning to become pregnant or breastfeed, seek the advice of your doctor first.
Yes, you can use Fleurstat when menstruating.
No. However, it is recommended to delay administering Fleurstat if you anticipate sexual activity will occur around bedtime. Administer Fleurstat after any sexual activity is complete.
The majority of women will likely not experience side effects. However, a small percentage have reported headache, itching or burning around the vaginal area, abdominal pain, urinary tract infection and thrush.
Fleurstat is not known or expected to interfere with medications because it is not absorbed into the bloodstream following topical vaginal application. Use of other vaginally applied products containing polyquaterniums, which are found in some personal lubricants, should be avoided while using Fleurstat, as polyquaterniums have been shown to be incompatible with astodrimer sodium, the active ingredient of Fleurstat. No other product interaction studies have been conducted.
It is recommended to apply Fleurstat at bedtime.
Yes. Fleurstat has been shown to not compromise the integrity or affect the dimensions of condoms. However, it is recommended to delay administering Fleurstat if you anticipate sexual activity will occur around bedtime. Administer Fleurstat after any sexual activity is complete.
BV is associated with a characteristic ‘fishy’ vaginal odour and an abnormal greyish-white, thin vaginal discharge. Other common vaginal infections may be associated with intense itching or painful urination, and clumpy or frothy discharge. If you are unsure you have BV, or suspect you have a vaginal infection other than BV, please see your doctor. Also see your doctor if you consider that you may be at risk of a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), if your symptoms persist or recur, or your condition worsens, as these symptoms may be indicative of another infection including an STI. See your doctor before using the product if you are diabetic, pregnant or breastfeeding (or plan to be).

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