Klovinal pessary Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, and Composition

Description and Composition of Klovinal


Klovinal Pessary is a formulation specially made for the treatment of mixed vaginal infections.

It is a combination of different drugs and each Pessary contains the following active ingredients:

  1. Metronidazole BP 500 mg
  2. Clotrimazole BP 100mg
  3. Lactobacillus Spores 150 millions

In addition to the above listed active ingredients, Klovinal pessary contains inactive ingredients called excipients in sufficient quantities.


Klovinal pessary is white to off white bullet shaped Pessaries. The bullet shape allows for easy insert into the vagina of both virgins and those who are sexually active.

Pharmacodynamics of klovinal pessaries

1. Clotrimazole

Clotrimazole is a broad spectrum antifungal agent available for topical or Intravaginal use. It is active against yeast and dermatophytes and also some action against Gram +ve bacteria, especially Staphylococci and against Trichomonas.

Clotrimazole acts by altering the permeability of fungal cell walls by interfering with cell wall lipids.

2. Metronidazole

Metronidazole is active against several protozoa including Trichomonas Vaginalis. It is bactericidal.


It is used in the treatment of susceptible protozoal infections and in the treatment and prophylaxis of anaerobic infections.

Specific bacterial infections treated with Metronidazole include bacterial vaginosis (nonspecific vaginitis).

3. Lactobacillus Spores

The vagina is dynamic ecosystem that normally contains approximately 10 bacterial colony forming units per gram of vaginal fluid.

The normal bacterial flora is dominated by Lactobacilli. Lactic acids and other organic acids are metabolized from glycogen by the lactobacilli, maintaining the vaginal pH between 3.8 and 4.2.

The acidic enviroment inhibits the overgrowth of bacteria and other organisms with pathogenic potential.

Because of vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and vulvovaginal candidiasis, the Lactobacilli flora goes down and vaginal pH Increases to more than 4.5.

Because of anaerobic bacteria, musty or fishy odour starts.

Lactobacillus is in spore form. It is used to recolonize the vaginal flora and to maintain the vaginal pH between 3.8 to 4.2.


When applied topically Clotrimazole penetrates the epidermis but there is little if any systemic absorption has been reported following vaginal administration.

Absorption of Metronidazole from vaginal Pessaries has been reported to be poor. Lactobacillus sporogenes recolonize the vaginal flora.

Indications and Uses of Klovinal Pessary

Klovinal Pessary is indicated for the treatment of vaginal infections like trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis and vulvovaginal candidiasis.

Dosage of Klovinal Pessary

One Klovinal Pessary should be inserted into the vagina as deeply as possible once daily. It should be used for 6 days, preferably on retiring to bed at night.

Can Klovinal Pessary Be Used During Period (Menstruation)

Klovinal or any other pessaries should not be used during menstrual period due to the risk of the pessary being washed out by the menstrual flow.

Meanwhile, in a situation where you are already using it before your menstrual period started, switch to an oral treatment if available or continue with the Klovinal Pessary until you complete it as prescribed by your doctor.

When in doubt, always consult your healthcare provider.

Can a virgin use Klovinal Pessary

Virgins can use it and any other pessaries. They should carefully insert it through small openings in their vaginas.

Can Klovinal prevent pregnancy

Klovinal pessary is used for the treatment of vaginal infections like trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis and vulvovaginal candidiasis.

It does not prevent pregnancy. None of its components has a contraceptive effect.

To prevent pregnancy, please use any standard contraceptive method. This includes pills, implants, condoms etc.

Discuss with a doctor or a reproductive health provider to know the best contraceptive method for you.

Do not use Klovinal if you are pregnant unless your doctor prescribed it.

Using it during pregnancy is only allowed if the benefits outweigh its possible risk to the fetus or if your doctor feels that you genuinely need it.

How long does it take for Klovinal to dissolve

One pessary of Klovinal is inserted into the vagina once daily for six days. After insertion, it dissolves completely within 10 to 15 minutes.

Does Klovinal hurt when inserted

It does not hurt when inserted. Although, it has the following side effects in some persons:

  • Mild burning sensation, irritation, stinging to vaginal area
  • Local pruritus

Is Klovinal good for yeast infection?

Klovinal is good for the treatment of yeast infection. Yeast infection is also known as Vulvo-Vaginal Candidiasis.

Klovinal is used for its treatment because it contains an antifungal drug called clotrimazole as one of its components (active ingredients).

In addition to its use for yeast infection treatment, Klovinal also helps in preventing recurrent yeast infection.

This is made possible by one of its components called lactobacillus spores.

Klovinal price in Nigeria

The price of Klovinal in Nigeria is not fixed. This means that it varies across different states and pharmacies.

In Abuja for instance, a pack of Klovinal pessaries is sold between N3000 to N7000. In the same Abuja, you can still get it cheaper especially in remote areas like Dei Dei, Dutse Makaranta etc.

So to know the actual price of Klovinal in your area, visit a nearby pharmacy and ask them.

Contraindications: when is Klovinal not to be used?

Klovinal Pessary is contraindicated in patients known to be hypersensitive to topical imidazoles and any of its ingredients.

Warning and Precautions

If irritation or sensitivity developes with the use of Klovinal Pessary, treatment should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted.

If there is lack of response to Klovinal Pessary treatment, microbiological studies should be done to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other pathogens before instituting other course of antimycolytic therapy.

Pregnancy and lactation

Is Klovinal Pessary safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding women? Can it be used by these women without issues to their babies?

Klovinal pessary should only be given to pregnant or lactating women if benefits of its use in them outweigh the possible risk to the fetus.

Interaction: Can Klovinal Pessary be taking or used together with other drugs?

Antibiotics with activity against lactobacilli should be avoided.

Antibiotics containing metronidazole, and clotrimazole should be avoided equally.

Side effects of Klovinal pessary

Klovinal has some side effects. These are effects that are unwanted and not intended for its use. The side effects of Klovinal are mild and tolerable.

Please noted these 4 points before you continue reading:

  1. You may not have any of the side effects of Klovinal
  2. You may have just one or few of them.
  3. You may even have one that is not listed here. Individuals differ.
  4. Report any serious and life threating side effects to a doctor”

The side effects of Klovinal include the following:

  • Mild burning sensation, irritation, stinging to vaginal area
  • Local pruritus

In addition to the above common side effects of Klovinal, others include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Bacterial infection
  • Abnormal bleeding from the uterus. (Metrorrhagia)
  • Breast pain
  • Rash
  • Sore throat (Pharyngitis)

People react to drugs differently. Side effects of Klovinal are mild but some persons may be sensitive to any of its components.

Do not use Klovinal if you are sensitive to either clotrimazole, metronidazole or lactobacillus spores.

Please report any life threatening adverse effect to your doctor immediately you notice it

Over dosage of Klovinal

Data of anyone overdosing on klovinal is not available.

Storage: How to safely store Klovinal Pessary

Keep in a dry place, below 30°C. Protect from light. Keep out of reach and sight of children.


It is a Strip of 6 Pessaries packed in a carton along with leaflet.

How to use Klovinal Pessaries

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Do not open pessary if it seems soft, hold the foil wrapper under cold water or place it in refrigerator for few minutes to harden it before removing the wrapper
  3. Remove one pessary from the strip and hold it in fingertips
  4. Remove any foil or plastic wrapping stuck to the pessary.
  5. Sit or lie down with your knees bent and legs apart.
  6. Gently insert the pessary into the vagina as far as comfortably possible using your fingers.
  7. Wash your hands again.

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Klovinal pessaries


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    1. Even though Klovinal pessary is not to be swallowed, doing so doesn’t have any health risks. However, it may not give you the needed curative effect.

      Just start now to use it properly by inserting it so that you will get the desired benefits.


          1. The drug you use is dependent on the infection. Kindly visit the nearest clinic for proper understanding of the condition. Meanwhile your medical history can help the healthcare practitioner for clarity sake.

  1. When I inserted it for the first time I noticed a burning sensation for about 5 mins,it reduced after that .

      1. My sister used klovinal pessary,but in the third day of insertion before she’s insert the drug she went toilet to defecation but she only discharging blood from the her anus.
        What to do? To stop the therapy or continue,am waiting for your feedback

        1. The anal bleeding is not likely related to the Klovinal she is taking.

          Therefore, let her continue with the Klovinal.

          But then, let her try and see a doctor around to know the cause of the bleeding and to get a treatment for it.


  2. I’m in my first trimester and was recommended this drug at the pharmacy with safety assurance but what the leaflet says on pregnancy and lactation gives me lots of doubts. Just want to ask if I can go ahead with it

    1. In first trimester of pregnancy, it is better you see a physician (gynecologist preferably) for your medical needs.

      We therefore advise that you seek a medical advice from a medical practitioner.


  3. So I would like to ask.. What is the dosage, should it be taken every day because when I went to the pharmacy they told me I should insert it once a month

  4. I use klovinal pessaries once a week and sometimes after an unprotected sex (I have trust issues with my partner😛), to maintain and keep my vagina flora healthy and to make me feel clean. My regular hvs screening has been great and infection free. My question is that; isthere any consequence or negative effect of this act or maybe later in future? and can it be referred as an overdose as I use it once every week?

    1. Using klovinal once weekly is not good. There are better Probiotics out there you can use to maintain your normal flora.

      You can contact us using our phone obtainable from our Contact page.

  5. When I applied it, even though I pushed it inside, a sizable portion dissolved outside my vagina, with portions trickling down. Is it normal? Besides, I seem not to be able to push it in very deep, unlike other yeast pessaries – any advise regarding this please?

    1. When I inserted it into my vagina, part of it dissolved and flow out of my vagina and also discovered I sport after using it t.

  6. I’m currently on my fourth day of using klovinal im having sore throat and it very uncomfortable… please what can I do? Will it stop eventually?

  7. I’m in my second stage of trimester.

    I asked a physician about what to use and she prescribed this for me.

    I just want to confirm if I can use it because of my baby; please can I still use it I just want to be sure.

  8. The first night I used and the following day I started spotting back to back(I was bleeding) for like 2weeks I couldn’t continue the dosage and then it stopped. I used it tonight also
    Am I doing the right thing
    Is it normal?

  9. What do I do if I miss a dose, continue and still miss another? But I’m through with it now and I’m not seeing any changes although the rashes on my labia reduced but still present and I did a check to know if the discharge is still in my walls and there’s still some little amount of it.
    Do I start another klovinal medication?

    1. Am in my third trimester and my doctor prescribe the klovinal for me, pls is it safe to use in third trimester. Tnks

  10. Pls, I used it for three days now, the forth day before using it, I and my husband had sex
    I want to knw if it’s safe to use it before going to bed? since we just had sex

  11. I just inserted klovinal and I’m having a burning sensation should I remove it and discontinue use or it’s normal?

  12. My first night of inserting klovinal and it hurt me, some flow of Start coming out hope it will still work doctor

    1. Sure,
      It is normal to have a leak after insertion. Even if some of the product come out, the active ingredients should still be working inside the vagina. I suggest you wear a panty liner to avoid staining your underwear.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Hi,I want to drop few tips& my experience incase it might help anyone who didn’t get a reply here yet..
    I noticed whitish discharge frm my virgina & it’s itchy all even tho it doesn’t stink I still wasn’t comfortable..My bf helped complained to a pharmacist & prescribed me this drug….I was skeptical at first but the pain I was going through made me use it eventually!
    The first night after inserting,my virgina was like burning hell,burns & stings ,I had to turn on fan I lay down for close to an hour before it stopped.Sincerely I vowed not to use it again cos I used Boric acids on a norms & it wasn’t like that!
    Apparently it was like because I have an active infection as I was also feeling itchy before,which made it reacted dat way which I think is normal cos i think it’s like applying drugs to an open wound…
    So by day break the itch & stinger was all gone…Knowing how my body usually reacts to new things I decided to give it a try again the following day to see if there would be difference.
    The second time didn’t hurt as much & by the 3rd day it didn’t even itch or sting no more….The drug is indeed effective as I even saw a change in cum after sex(it’s was like white silky slime)no odor during or after sex …The itch & burning was the only side effect I had BUT a friend of mine tried it & notice little blood spotting after using it,Whc later stopped before she finished the whole dosage…
    Anyway as Women we have a different & our body reacts to thing most especially drugs differently,you just have to get used to it or find what what works for you…
    So there the tips that helped me..
    * Pee/defecate/shower first,most especially Pee!
    * Get an applicator if u find it hard use your to properly fit it inside(it’s shaped to help insert easily & it does not hurt using ur hand)
    * Clear your schedule & make sure that you won’t be walking around or standing up after inserting the pessary.
    * Get a panty Liner & have it fixed in ur panties before u insert the drug.
    *I’ll advice to clean ur virgina & dab dry with clean/soft or feminine wipes linen so as to feel clean &comforble…(pls just the outer part of ur labia & pussylips,do not put inside your Virgina)
    *Find a very comfortable position u can sit or lay down to insert the pessary most especially if you’re using ur hand..I personally bend halfway down like I’m gonna sit,place a mirror on the floor so as avoid smudging the shape or having it all over my labia..I do this on d floor or on my bad at times…
    * Once I insert it I will lay on my bed. Spread my legs & then push further,im curvy so its a challenge on its own hence why ur body will determine which position u choose….
    *After inserting I make sure I lay there in that position for Atleast 30mins the I’ll quickly put on my panties & then go back to that position,
    I’ll advise the laying down (like in missionary style) with ur legs open so as not to squeeze out anything especially after it’s dissolved,YOU can stylishy switch side too…SO even if u didn’t get to push it properly Atleast it’ll be goin in & too much won’t leak out..
    * Try avoiding coughing or too much laughter during this period (we all knw how dat is during our period lol)
    * Just try this for 1/2hrs if u still wanna get up to do stuff..Which why it is advisable to use it when going to bed..
    *Lastly once you’re settled in,wash your hand.
    Sorry for the long write up,I hope dis helps

  14. Hello…can I use klovinal even if I don’t have the symptoms of any infection..Recently my partner discovered that he has this infection he is yet to diagnose…but I want to start treating my self as soon as possible

    1. Taking treatment for an un-diagnose illness or infection is not advisable.

      Since you earlier stated your partner has not been diagnose, I strongly advice you visit a physician with him for test and treatment.


    1. Hi Anna,

      You dont need to be scared, urinary incontinence can be as a result of other underlying factors. I strongly recommend you visit the nearest clinic for proper evaluation and correction. Meanwhile, drugs have the ability to pose rare effects on different individuals, so I suggest you discontinue the use till you have a better consultation.

      I wish you quickest recovery.

  15. Can I repeat it klovinal again after two months
    The last one I took I missed the last dose
    So have been having some cheese discharge lately

    1. Hi Ofure,

      You can repeat it after 2 months. However, I strongly recommend you visit a clinic for proper test and review to make sure you are not treating the wrong thing. This will aid to curb drug resistance.
      I wish you the quickest recovery.

    1. The use of Klovinal is dependent on what is causing the burning sensation. Visit the nearest lab or clinic for evaluation to know the cause and the right treatment.

  16. I looked up some symptoms online and I saw I have yeast infection, after taking the right prescriptions I saw changes and I thought it was gone, although I tried to take klovinal with my pills, I’m a virgin so I didn’t know what to expect fitting it in, I wasted two that night because I didn’t open one rightly and the second time trying to fit the other one, it gave me this burning sensation and I couldn’t bare it so I threw it aware out of anxiety. (This was last week, and today was a few days after I finished taking all my medications)
    Now today I noticed I still had little discharge barely noticeable but the smell was still there in a way
    I finally inserted the klovinal pill after so much struggle and pains but I noticed some melted around the entrance of my vagina. Would it still work efficiently?
    I still have three more that I can use, next time should I try forcing it in more?, I use my fingers by the way. And will it be enough? Should I still take some antibiotics I have left the the klovinal?(the doctor actually said I should use klovinal with the prescribed drugs but I saw as a warning not to use klovinal while menstruating and my period was coming in a few days time then so I didn’t use it untill I was done)
    Please I need answers, I’d drop more details if required I have no one to discuss this with

    1. Looking up a symptom online is not enough to say what the cause of a condition is. There are similar symptoms of different causes. I strongly recommend a medical check up for better diagnoses.

      Since you are a virgin kindly read how a virgin can use Klovinal here; if you are not able to get it right after reading, your doctor can recommend alternative treatment option like infusion.

      Thanks and do not hesitate to reach out or drop your experience here because it might help others.

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