Arilin rapid vaginal suppositories

Arilin rapid vaginal suppositories are medicine that contains an active substance called metronidazole. It belongs to group of medicines called antibiotics and it is used to treat infections. It is used for the treatment of trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginitis (vaginal infections caused by the bacteria).


  • It should be avoided in patients allergic to metronidazole, or other similar drugs. People who are allergic to peanuts or soybeans may also be allergic to Arilin, therefore these patients should avoid use of these vaginal suppositories. If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergy, such as:
    • itching,
    • rash,
    • redness,
    • swelling,
    • difficulty breathing, immediately contact your doctor.
  • These suppositories should be avoided in patients with liver disorders or nervous system disorders.
  • It should not be used in combination with alcohol, because it may cause side effects (nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness)!
  • Use of Arilin rapid vaginal suppositories for more than 10 days is not recommended.
  • If the infection is a sexually transmitted, it is also necessary to treat the partner at the same time.
  • These vaginal suppositories should be avoided during the menstrual cycle. You should also avoid sexual intercourse while using this medicine.

Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Arilin should not be used during pregnancy. It may be used during pregnanacy only if the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the child. Consult your doctor about use of these suppositories during pregnancy.

Avoid breastfeeding while using Arilin rapid vaginal suppositories.

Arilin use

These suppositories are intended for topical use in the vagina. It should be used once a day, before going to bed. It need to be administered deeply into the vagina after what women should be placed in the supine position with slightly raised legs. Arilin rapid vaginal suppositories should be used for one or two days. It should not be used for more than 10 days.

Use with other medications (Interactions)

Vaginal suppositories such is Arilin should be avoided in combination with the following drugs:

  • Drugs used to treat clotting disorders (blood thinners), such as:
  • Lithium, used to treat depression. Concomitant use with lithium increases the concentration of lithium in the blood thereby increases the risk of side effects.
  • Drugs used to treat epilepsy, such as:
    • phenytoin and phenobarbital. These drugs may reduce the effect of Arilin rapid vaginal suppositories.

As we have already mentioned, it should not be used concomitant with alcoholic beverages, because it may cause side effects such as:

  1. headaches,
  2. dizziness,
  3. nausea,
  4. vomiting and others.

Side effects

This medicine can cause the following side effects:

  1. change in your urine color (dark urine),
  2. nausea,
  3. vomiting,
  4. diarrhea,
  5. loss of appetite,
  6. metallic taste in your mouth,
  7. headache,
  8. dizziness,
  9. mood changes,
  10. urination problems,
  11. low white blood cell count (leukocytosis, agranulocytosis),
  12. ataxia (lack of muscle control during voluntary movements),
  13. low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia),
  14. allergy, and others.

Tell your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects.


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