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About Balance Activ BV Treatment Gel
Women who experience vaginal problems such as odour, discomfort, or itching are left facing a lot of embarrassment and inconvenience on a day to day basis. If you are one of the many sufferers of vaginal problems you could benefit from using Balance Activ Vaginal Gel.
Balance Activ BV Treatment Gel information
When you use Balance Activ Vaginal Gel, you can treat a range of common vaginal problems that can affect women on a day to day basis. This includes vaginal odour and itching, general vaginal discomfort, discharge, and bacterial vaginosis.
The product is able to restore the natural pH balance of the vaginal area and can help to neutralise embarrassing odours so you can get on with your day to day life with confidence.
It can also help to prevent the symptoms from reoccurring once they have cleared up, which means that you can benefit from increased confidence and valuable peace of mind.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
- Do not use this gel if you are trying for a family. Balance Activ Vaginal Gel is suitable for use during pregnancy, but you should consult your doctor if you think you have vaginal infection during the pregnancy period.
- Avoid using if tube is damaged or is past its expiry date.
- Keep out of sight and out reach of children.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
Adults, including the elderly and children 12 years and over:
For effective treatment of abnormal discharge, discomfort, vaginal odour and Bacterial Vaginosis, one tube should be used each day for seven consecutive days.
To prevent recurrence of symptoms and to maintain the normal pH balance, use one to two tubes every week.
In order to maintain the natural pH level during treatment with antibiotics, you should use one tube each day at the end of the antibiotics for four to five days.
You should use one tube each day at the end of your period for one to two days, if there is recurrence of symptoms at the end of your cycle.
The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:
The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Glycogen, Propylene Gluycol, Methylhydroxypropyl Cellulose, Sodium Lactate, Water, pH3.8
There are no known side effects for this product.
If you are concerned about any effects stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Balance Activ BV Treatment Gel FAQs
Balance Activ BV is an over-the-counter product designed to help ease the symptoms associated with Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). Balance Activ gel can also be used to help maintain the natural pH balance in the vagina, which will help prevent recurrence of BV symtpoms.
The ingredients in Balance Activ BV are;
Lactic acid, glycogen, propylene glycol, methylhydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium lactate, water, pH 3.8.
In order to gain a firm diagnosis, a small sample of the vaginal discharge may be sent to a laboratory for analysis. Other tests may be carried out to rule out other possible causes. However, in many cases, the symptoms can be recognised and the condition self-diagnosed. If in any doubt, it is always recommended to consult with your GP.
No, Bacterial Vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection. Male sexual partners will not require treatment after penetrative sex with a BV sufferer. Also, a woman does not need to be sexually active to suffer from Bacterial Vaginosis.
Yes, Balance Activ BV has been tried and clinically tested. These trials have proven that both the gel and pessary are safe and effective
Yes, it is recommended to use the entire contents of the 5ml tube.
Bacterial Vaginosis is usually associated with hormonal changes, such as those that occur during menstruation. As soon as a woman starts to experience monthly periods, Balance Activ BV is safe to use.
It is always recommended to consult your doctor if you present with a vaginal infection during pregnancy. However, once given the official ok, Balance Activ BV is safe to use during pregnancy.
Yes, Balance Activ BV is safe for use whilst breastfeeding.
Yes, Balance Activ BV actually works well with tampons, especially towards the end of menstruation when bleeding is light. It is recommended to squeeze the contents of a 5ml Balance Activ tube onto the end of the tampon before insertion.
It is better to use Balance Activ BV after bathing or swimming. If used before, there is a risk that some of the product will be washed away by the water, making it less effective. The ideal time to apply Balance Activ BV is at bedtime.
The empty tubes of Balance Activ BV should be disposed of in accordance with your local refuse and recycling scheme.
Balance Activ BV should be stored at room temperature.
It is not recommended to use Balance Activ BV whilst trying for a baby. The gel has a low pH, which makes the vagina's environment less hospitable for sperm. However, Balance Activ BV should not be used as a method of contraception.
No, Balance Activ BV does not affect the effectiveness of oral contraception.
Balance Activ BV will not help treat thrush. Thrush is a fungal infection and will need to be treated using antifungal medicines, such as clotrimazole or fluconazole. However, Balance Activ BV will help maintain good vaginal health, which will help prevent fungal infections like thrush from developing in the first place.
Yes. If these unpleasant symptoms recur around the time of your period, using Balance Activ BV towards the end of menstruation can help maintain a natural vaginal pH, which will help prevent these symptoms from reoccurring.
The best time to use Balance Activ BV is at bedtime. It is recommended to use the gel along with a pantyliner, as it is not uncommon to experience a small level of leakage.
This burning sensation can occur if the user has small abrasions in the vaginal tissue. These abrasions are often caused by a vaginal infection. Under this circumstance, the burning sensation will only be temporary. If, however, the burning sensation persists, it is advised to go and see your doctor.