Will Amoxycillin/Penicillin Cure Bacterial Vaginosis? The answer would be yes. Amoxicillin is a derivative of penicillin, which means they basically have the same characteristics and target microorganisms with only minor differences.
Amoxicillin is a moderate-spectrum antibiotic that works by inhibiting cell wall synthesis of bacteria. By doing so, the bacteria are unable to multiply and therefore killed. Susceptible microorganisms are Gram-positive bacteria and Gram-negative bacteria. This means both drugs (amoxicillin and penicillin) can treat a wide variety of infections.
However, unlike amoxicillin and penicillin, the routinely prescribed drug, metronidazole, has a more selective action towards anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria are the ones causing the signs and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis. The condition occurs when they outnumber the lactobacilli in the vagina, causing an imbalance.
Metronidazole being “selective” means that its action is more specific. And when compared to amoxicillin and penicillin for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis, metronidazole is more discriminative.
Because of penicillin’s and its derivatives’ lack of discrimination towards bacteria, they are less frequently used for treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Their inability to pick which ones to kill and which ones to spare increases the chances of the development of vaginal yeast infection—a different problem.
Sure, you’ll be killing the bad bacteria, but due to the amount of collateral damage, there will be no good bacteria left to fight off other invading microorganisms. This leaves your vagina open (that doesn’t sound right but use your imagination) and unguarded.
So, Will Amoxycillin/Penicillin Cure Bacterial Vaginosis? The answer is still yes, but be ready for the side effects.
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