Korean J Perinatol.  2006 Mar;17(1):62-67.

The Effect of Vitamin-C Vaginal Tablets (Vagi-C(R)) in Patients with Each Vaginitis in Pregnancy and in Normal Pregnant Women

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wonkwang University Sanbon Medical Center, Koonpo, Korea.
  • 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. parkmi@hanyang.ac.kr

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of Vitamin-C vaginal tablets on vaginal pH and vaginitis symptoms of pregnant women. METHODS: Ninety pregnant women who visited the antenatal clinic were included in this study after giving their informed consent. The treatment regimen of the vitamin-C vaginal tablets (250 mg, Vagi-C(R), Taurus Pharma GmbH, Germany) was one tablet given once a day for 6 consecutive days. Vaginal pH was measured the day before and the day after the Vit-C vaginal treatment. Ninety women of initial, ten failed to follow-up (participate). After routine screening using microscopic analysis of the vaginal smears, 31 of the 80 participating women fell into one of 3 pathologic groups (15 monilial infection, 10 bacterial vaginosis, 6 trichomonial infection) and leaving 49 pathogen-free pregnant women. 10 of the pathogen-free pregnant women were excluded during the study because they did not complete the treatment period due to vaginal irritation such as itching or burning sensations. The diagnosis of each vaginal infection was made by specific pathologic findings. RESULT: Mean vaginal pH values for the pathology group decreased significantly from 4.9 to 4.2. Pathologic findings of each infection were also improved without specific treatment. Bacterial vaginosis disappeared in 80.0% (8/10) of patients. The specific pathogens of the remained two vaginitis types were not detected in 33.3% (5/15) of monilial infection and 33.3% (2/6) trichomonial infection 1 week after discontinuation of Vitamin-C vaginal tablets. Although it is not significant, mean vaginal pH values decreased from 4.4 to 4.2 in the pathogen-free pregnant women. CONCLUSION: Vitamin-C, when vaginally applied, is effective in lowering vaginal pH and in the treatment of vaginitis in pregnant women.

Keyword

Vitamin-C vaginal tablets; Pregnancy; Vaginal pH; Vaginitis

MeSH Terms

Burns
Diagnosis
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Informed Consent
Mass Screening
Pathology
Pregnancy*
Pregnant Women*
Pruritus
Sensation
Vaginal Creams, Foams, and Jellies*
Vaginal Smears
Vaginitis*
Vaginosis, Bacterial
Vaginal Creams, Foams, and Jellies
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