This medication is used to treat a certain type of vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis) in women.Secnidazole is also used to treat a certain common sexually transmitted infection (trichomoniasis). If you are taking this medication for trichomoniasis, your sexual partner(s) should be treated at the same time.Secnidazole is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
How to use
Read the Patient Information Leaflet and the Instructions for Use if available from your pharmacist before you start taking secnidazole and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Open the packet and pour its contents onto applesauce, yogurt, or pudding. Eat all of the mixture within 30 minutes without chewing or crunching the granules. Do not prepare a supply in advance. You may drink a glass of water afterward to help with swallowing the medication.
Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and preparations that contain ethanol or propylene glycol during treatment and for at least 2 days after completing treatment. Doing so may make side effects worse.
Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.
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