How to normalize the microflora of the vagina after taking antibiotics

March 11, 2017, 11:22 am

Do you have dis­com­fort in your inti­mate area after antibi­ot­ic treat­ment? Itch­ing, burn­ing, unusu­al dis­charge — these symp­toms may indi­cate bac­te­r­i­al vagi­nosis. How to pre­vent its occur­rence and what to do if the bal­ance of the vagi­nal microflo­ra is dis­turbed?

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Nor­mal­ly, most (90%) of the microflo­ra of the vagi­na are lac­to­bacil­li. They cre­ate an acidic envi­ron­ment that per­forms a pro­tec­tive func­tion and pre­vents the devel­op­ment of path­o­gen­ic and oppor­tunis­tic microor­gan­isms. But lac­to­bacil­li are very sen­si­tive to antibi­otics. Under their influ­ence, they die, the pro­tec­tive func­tion of the female gen­i­tal organs weak­ens accord­ing­ly, and favor­able con­di­tions are cre­at­ed for the active growth and repro­duc­tion of path­o­gen­ic bac­te­ria.

What should be of concern?

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A char­ac­ter­is­tic sign of bac­te­r­i­al vagi­nosis is abun­dant white liq­uid dis­charge, which has a char­ac­ter­is­tic unpleas­ant odor. Itch­ing, burn­ing, irri­ta­tion, feel­ing of excess mois­ture, some­times pain dur­ing inti­ma­cy can also dis­turb.

But it also hap­pens that vagi­nal dys­bac­te­rio­sis is almost asymp­to­matic. How­ev­er, that does­n’t make it any less dan­ger­ous.

Vio­la­tion of the inti­mate microflo­ra can lead to seri­ous com­pli­ca­tions.

For exam­ple, to cause infer­til­i­ty, dis­rupt the nor­mal course of preg­nan­cy, and cre­ate favor­able con­di­tions for inflam­ma­to­ry and onco­log­i­cal dis­eases of the female gen­i­tal organs. There­fore, it is bet­ter to take care of pre­ven­tion in advance, and if you notice the first alarm­ing symp­toms, imme­di­ate­ly start treat­ment.

How to prevent the development of vaginal dysbacteriosis?

To reduce the risk of bac­te­r­i­al vagi­nosis while tak­ing antibi­otics, it is rec­om­mend­ed to take pro­bi­otics. These drugs con­tribute to the nor­mal­iza­tion of the bal­ance of the intesti­nal microflo­ra, and, accord­ing­ly, the vagi­na too (the rela­tion­ship between them has been con­firmed by sci­en­tists).

There­fore, with bac­te­r­i­al vagi­nosis, which arose as a result of intesti­nal dys­bac­te­rio­sis, local treat­ment alone is not enough. You need a course of pro­bi­otics. Proven effi­ca­cy has, for exam­ple, the drug Lak­tovit Forte.


Unlike most oth­er pro­bi­otics, Lak­tovit Forte con­tributes to the restora­tion of native microflo­ra, and does not try to replace it with strains unusu­al for it. It elim­i­nates the man­i­fes­ta­tions of intesti­nal dys­bac­te­rio­sis and, accord­ing­ly, the vagi­na, improves local immu­ni­ty and reduces the risk of recur­rence of gyne­co­log­i­cal dis­eases. Lac­tovit Forte con­tains spores of lac­to­bacil­lus bacil­lus coag­u­lans (B. coag­u­lans), folic acid (vit­a­min B9) and cyanocobal­amin (vit­a­min B12).

Lak­tovit Forte con­tains spores of bac­te­ria that remain viable when ingest­ed. There they are acti­vat­ed and in the duo­de­num they turn into ben­e­fi­cial microor­gan­isms that pro­duce a spe­cial lac­tic acid. It cre­ates the opti­mal acid­i­ty of the envi­ron­ment for the devel­op­ment of its own ben­e­fi­cial intesti­nal microflo­ra and has an antibac­te­r­i­al effect. Thanks to a com­bi­na­tion of spe­cial bac­te­ria, folic acid and vit­a­min B12, Lak­tovit Forte restores the intesti­nal mucosa, nor­mal­izes the process­es of diges­tion and absorp­tion of nutri­ents. Vit­a­mins B9 and B12 accel­er­ate the action of B. coag­u­lans, have an immunomod­u­la­to­ry effect, and increase the body’s resis­tance to infec­tion. It is impor­tant that B. coag­u­lans bac­te­ria do not col­o­nize the intesti­nal mucosa and are grad­u­al­ly elim­i­nat­ed from the gas­troin­testi­nal tract, pro­vid­ing a long-term ther­a­peu­tic effect after the end of their intake.

The drug can be used by preg­nant women and chil­dren from the first months of life.


Lac­tovit Forte, cap­sules. R.P. Min­istry of Health of Ukraine No. UA/0160/01/01 dat­ed 09.12.2013 is valid until 09.12.2018.

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