Balance Activ Vaginal Gel - 7 Pack

  • Restores the pH balance of the Vagina
  • 7 day treatment course
  • Treats the symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
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What is Balance Activ vaginal gel?

Balance Active vaginal gel is a treatment for a range of vaginal problems, including bacterial vaginosis (BV), unpleasant odours, itching, unusual vaginal discharge and discomfort. This treatment restores the vagina's natural pH balance, allowing you to get on with your day to day life free from embarrassment or the need to feel self-conscious.

It is suitable to be used by adults, the elderly and children who are over the age of 12 years old. This treatment is very safe and easy to use.

You can buy Balance Activ from Medicine Direct after a short online consultation with one of our registered doctors. From there, you can buy the medicine from our registered online pharmacy; place your order by 2pm and we can offer you free next day delivery on your medicine.

What is Balance Activ vaginal gel used to treat?

Balance Activ gel is used in the treatment of common vaginal problems, including treating bacterial vaginosis, unpleasant odours, itching and discomfort.

You do not need a prescription to purchase this product and it is available as an over the counter treatment at your local pharmacy. You can also order this treatment from Medicine Direct after a brief online consultation with one of our registered doctors.

This safe and easy to use medication has no known side effects and can relieve bacterial vaginosis (BV) and other vaginal conditions in as little time as one week.

How it works

Balance Activ vaginal gel contains the active ingredient lactic acid. The treatment works by restoring your body's natural pH balance by topping up your body's natural lactic acid and vaginal glycogen. This provides swift relief of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and other problems.

What is bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common condition for women to suffer. It happens as a natural reaction to a change in the natural bacterial balance in the vagina.

Because of the presence of good bacteria, healthy vaginas are always slightly acidic. However, when there is not enough good bacteria, this makes room for different types of bacteria to grow; this can cause an episode of bacterial vaginosis.

Balance Activ gel restores and maintains the natural pH balance in the vagina, making it a swift and easy to use treatment for this condition.

How quickly does Balance Activ gel work?

As a medicine for bacterial vaginosis, Balance Activ gel is a 7 day treatment which should be applied by using one tube each day. Apply the gel before bed to let it work while you sleep.

The gel gets to work immediately and you should start to notice results after a few days.

To properly treat bacterial vaginosis, abnormal discharge, or any other condition, it is important that you follow your doctor's instructions and are consistent with using this product.

Who can use Balance Activ vaginal gel?

Balance Activ vaginal gel is generally considered to be very safe to use, but it may not be a suitable treatment for everyone.

Do not use this medicine if you are currently trying to get pregnant.

This medicine is safe to use during pregnancy. However, you should speak to your doctor if you think you may have a vaginal infection during pregnancy.

If you do develop a vaginal infection during pregnancy, your doctor will be able to advise on which product you should use during the course of your pregnancy.

This medicine is safe to use while breastfeeding.

It is suitable for adults and children who are at least 12 years old.

Always read the enclosed information leaflet for full details on who this product is suitable for. If you have any questions or concerns, we strongly advise you to consult your doctor or pharmacist before you start to use it.

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Never order medicine online unless it is from a pharmacy that is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), like Medicine Direct.

We are able to guarantee all of our customers complete peace of mind; all of our medicines are genuine and safe to take.

Furthermore, all of our doctors are fully licensed and registered with both the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the General Medical Council (GMC). This means that they are fully and legally qualified to prescribe medicine, just like your local GP.

We offer a swift delivery process, with next day delivery available if you order by 2pm. All of our UK orders also come with free delivery. Your product will be despatched in discrete packaging, promising privacy and peace of mind.

Usage

Always apply Balance Activ vaginal gel exactly as instructed. Read the instructions which will come with the product carefully before you apply it; speak to your doctor or pharmacist for further guidance if you are still not sure how to apply the gel.

Our doctors follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Balance Activ gel.

To use for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV), abnormal discharge, discomfort and vaginal odour, you should use 1 tube daily for 7 consecutive days. Apply the gel before bed so it can work while you sleep.

To prevent recurrence of symptoms of these problems, and to maintain the natural pH balance in the vagina, apply one or two tubes each week.

To maintain the natural pH balance of the vagina during treatment with antibiotics, apply one tube each day at the end of taking the antibiotics, for four or five days.

If symptoms reoccur at the end of your cycle, you should use one tube each day at the end of your period. Do this for one or two days.

How to store Balance Activ gel

Store Balance Activ vaginal gel well out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this product if it is past its expiry date (please refer to the packet for the expiry date).

What is Balance Activ BV?


Balance Activ vaginal gel is an easy to use treatment that you can buy over the counter without needing a prescription. It works to maintain the natural vaginal pH balance for women who are suffering from conditions such as bacterial vaginosis, abnormal discharge, unpleasant odours from the vagina, itching or discomfort. You can buy Balance Activ gel from Medicine Direct after a short and simple online consultation with one of our registered doctors. They will review your symptoms and recommend this treatment if they deem it the most suitable one for you to use.

What does Balance Activ gel contain?


The active ingredient contained is lactic acid. The inactive ingredients also contained in this product are: Glycogen, Propylene Gluycol, Methylhydroxypropyl Cellulose, Sodium Lactate, Water and pH3.8.

How is bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?


In most cases, the symptoms you exhibit from this condition can be enough for you to self-diagnose bacterial vaginosis. However, if you are still unsure, you should make an appointment to see your doctor. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) can also be diagnosed by your doctor taking a small sample of vaginal discharge, which they may send to a laboratory for analysis. They may also conduct other tests; this will help to rule out any other causes or conditions.

Is bacterial vaginosis a sexually transmitted infection?


No, this condition is not a sexually transmitted infection and male sexual partners will not require any form of treatment after having sex with a woman who suffers from bacterial vaginosis (BV). Women can suffer from BV even if they are not sexually active.

Is Balance Activ BV safe?


Balance Activ BV is tried and clinically proven and has been found to be a very safe and easy to use medicine.

Do I need to use the whole tube?


Yes, to effectively treat your condition, you are advised to use the whole 5ml tube when applying Balance Activ gel.

Does Balance Activ BV have age restrictions?


Bacterial Vaginosis is normally associated with hormonal changes, including those that happen during menstruation. For this reason, Balance Activ vaginal gel should be safe to be used by women who have started to have monthly periods.

Is Balance Activ BV safe to use during pregnancy?


Yes, this medicine is safe for women who are pregnant. However, before using a new medication, you should always tell your doctor if you are currently pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are trying to get pregnant. You should not use this medicine without speaking to your doctor if you are currently trying for a baby.

Can I use Balance Activ BV while breastfeeding?


Yes, it is safe to use this gel while you are breastfeeding.

Can I use Balance Activ BV with tampons?


Balance Activ BV works well with tampons, particularly towards the end of your menstrual period when bleeding is lighter. You are advised to squeeze the contents of a 5ml Balance Activ gel onto the end of a tampon before you insert it.

Can I have a bath or go swimming after applying Balance Activ vaginal gel?


You are advised to use the gel after having a bath or swimming. If you use the medicine before, there is a risk that the water will wash it away, meaning the treatment is less effective. Ideally, you should apply Balance Activ vaginal gel at bedtime; this gives it plenty of chance to get to work without any disturbances.

How do I safely dispose of the tube?


Dispose of this product's empty tubes safely in accordance with your local refuse or recycling scheme.

What are the storage requirements for Balance Activ gel?


Store this product at room temperature and keep it out of the sight and reach of children.

Can I use Balance Activ vaginal gel while trying to conceive?


Balance Activ gel has a low pH, which makes it harder to conceive. For this reason, you are advised to not use this treatment if you are currently trying for a baby. Do not use this product as a method of contraception.

Will Balance Activ BV affect my contraception?


No, this treatment will not have any impact on the effectiveness of your contraception?

Will Balance Activ BV help to treat thrush?


Balance Activ gel is not a thrush treatment and should not be used as one. Thrush is a fungal infection that will need to be treated with an antifungal medication, such as fluconazole or clotrimazole. That being said, Balance Activ will work to maintain your vagina's health, which will help to prevent thrush and other fungal infections from occurring in the first place.

During my period, I suffer from vaginal odour and abnormal discharge. Will Balance Activ BV help to prevent this?


If an unpleasant odour or abnormal vaginal discharge occurs around your period, Balance Activ BV will help to maintain the normal pH balance in the vagina. By doing this, it will make it less likely that you will suffer from these symptoms again.

eWhen is the optimal time to apply Balance Activ BV?


The best time of day to apply Balance Activ vaginal gel is at bedtime. Using this gel along with a pantyliner will help to clear up any leakage, which is quite a common thing to experience

Upon applying Balance Activ BV I suffer a sharp burning sensation. Is this normal?


If you have small abrasions in the vaginal tissue, it is not uncommon to suffer a burning sensation while using this product. Abrasions like these are often caused by vaginal infections. If this is the case, the burning feeling will only be a temporary problem. However, if this sensation does not go away, you should seek medical advice to rule out any other problems.

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Side Effects

There are no known side effects of Balance Activ vaginal gel.

If you are concerned about side effects while using this product, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you start using it.

Serious allergic reaction

If you suffer from any of the following symptoms while using Balance Activ vaginal gel, you may be experiencing a serious allergic reaction to the medicine.

You must either go to A&E or dial 999 straight away if you suffer any of the following:

  • You are wheezing
  • You have swelling in your face, throat, mouth, lips or tongue
  • You develop a skin rash that may be red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
  • You are finding it difficult to breathe or to speak
  • You have tightness in your chest or throat

You may require immediate treatment in hospital.

Please read the information leaflet for full details on side effects. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Warnings and drug interactions

Before you start to use Balance Active vaginal gel, please make sure your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently taking (or have recently taken) any other form of medicine, whether it was for bacterial vaginosis or a completely different condition altogether. This includes both prescription and non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements.

Do not use this product if the tube is damaged or has passed the expiry date.

Always read the packaging information and leaflet before you start using any form of new medication. If you have any questions or concerns about how to use this product, we strongly advise you to discuss these with your doctor or pharmacist before using it.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Balance Activ gel is generally safe to use during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. However, it is important that you inform your doctor if you have any symptoms that indicate you have a vaginal infection during your pregnancy. 

Ingredients

The active ingredient contained in Balance Activ gel is lactic acid.

The inactive ingredients that complete this product are: Glycogen, Propylene Gluycol, Methylhydroxypropyl Cellulose, Sodium Lactate, Water, pH3.8.

Please tell your doctor if you think you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed here.

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Written bySonia Khan MPharm: 2076091

Updated on: 28/05/2021

This content has been written by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan and has been medically reviewed by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh

Sonia Khan
MPharm: 2076091

Pharmacist

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