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Zidoval - welzo
Zidoval - welzo


Zidoval - welzo
Zidoval - welzo
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Zidoval is an antibiotic vaginal gel used to treat bacterial vaginosis (BV). It works by killing...

Zidoval is an antibiotic vaginal gel used to treat bacterial vaginosis (BV). It works by killing the bacteria that are causing BV and reducing the uncomfortable symptoms.

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What is Zidoval?

Zidoval is an antibacterial medication that can kill bacteria causing infections including bacterial vaginosis (BV). 

How does it work?

This cream is applied inside the vagina where it can kill the bacteria directly at the site of the infection. The active ingredient metronidazole kills the bacteria responsible for BV. 

Is Zidoval suitable for me?

If you have a BV it is important for it to be treated and cleared completely otherwise the infection can come back. This medication is intended to be used by adults.

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Headache and dizziness
  • Stomach cramps
  • Being sick (vomiting)
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Unusual feeling on your tongue
  • Dry skin
  • Redness or itching of the skin 
  • Skin discomfort (burning, pain of skin/stinging)
  • Skin irritation
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Discomfort around your pelvis
  • Decreased appetite

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Zidoval.

Ensure you wash your hands before opening the tube or touching the applicators. 

The adult dose of Zidoval gel is one 5g applicator inserted into the vagina once a day, at bedtime, for five consecutive days.

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.


Next Day Delivery Guarantee

All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.

Our Discreet Packaging Promise

We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!

Additional Information

Zidoval can be applied with the provided applicator. It is an effective and safe way to treat bacterial vaginosis. However, as with any medication, it may cause some side effects, including irritation of the vaginal area, discomfort during sexual intercourse, and vaginal discharge. If you experience any severe side effects while using Zidoval or if your symptoms do not improve after using the cream, talk to your doctor right away. But overall, Zidoval is a great choice to help manage BV and get back to feeling healthy again.

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Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.

Can I get Zidoval on the NHS?

Whether or not you can get Zidoval on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Zidoval from the NHS.

Can you get Zidoval over the counter?

No, you can’t get Zidoval over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Zidoval is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.

Can I buy Zidoval online even if I have never taken it before?

A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched.

Is Zidoval safe?

If you have been prescribed Zidoval then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.

However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Zidoval then you should contact a doctor immediately.

Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Zidoval?

We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.

Can I buy Zidoval from Boots?

It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Zidoval, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.

Can I buy Zidoval from Superdrug?

If you would like to buy Zidoval, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.

Can I buy Zidoval from Amazon?

Amazon does not sell medication such as Zidoval, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.

How long does Zidoval take to work?

The time it takes for a Zidoval to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Zidoval may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.

How effective is Zidoval?

The effectiveness of Zidoval can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.

What are the risks of taking Zidoval?

At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.

  1. Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
  2. Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Zidoval.
  3. Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
  4. Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
  5. Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
  6. Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.

Can I buy Zidoval in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Zidoval in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Zidoval is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Are Zidoval users satisfied with the product?

We have a list of reviews from customers taking Zidoval at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Zidoval head over to drugs.com for further details.

Can I buy Zidoval from an online pharmacy?

This is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.

How much does Zidoval cost?

The costs of Zidoval are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as we do not sell Zidoval.

Can I use Zidoval during pregnancy?

Yes, Zidoval is safe to use during pregnancy. In fact, it is the recommended treatment for bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy. 

If you are pregnant and have symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, your doctor may prescribe Zidoval to treat the infection. 

Does Zidoval cause a white discharge?

No, Zidoval does not cause a white discharge. In fact, it may help to clear up any existing discharge that is caused by bacterial vaginosis.

Is this medication suitable for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

What is the difference between Zidoval and Metronidazole?

Zidoval is a vaginal cream or gel that is used to treat bacterial vaginosis. Metronidazole is an oral medication that is also used to treat bacterial vaginosis. Both medications are effective in treating the infection, but they are different formulations. 

Zidoval is applied intravaginally, while Metronidazole is taken orally. Zidoval is used for 3 days, while Metronidazole is used for 7 days. 

Zidoval may be more effective in preventing recurrence of bacterial vaginosis, while Metronidazole may be more effective in treating the infection when it is more severe.

What is the best way to use Zidoval?

There are two ways to use Zidoval: as a vaginal cream or as an intravaginal gel. 

For the vaginal cream, apply 5-10 g of cream intravaginally once daily for 3 days. If you are using the intravaginal gel, insert one applicatorful (5 g) intravaginally once daily for 3 days.

Both forms of Zidoval are effective in treating bacterial vaginosis. However, the intravaginal gel may be more effective in preventing recurrence of the infection.

How do I order my medication?

Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

Can I cancel or return my order?

For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

Customer Reviews

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Brett Mccullan

I am grateful for the convenience of being able to order healthcare products and supplies online through Welzo.com, which saves me time and money.