Single oral-dose Solosec™ (secnidazole) may make it easier to complete treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)1-3
Although BV may make you uncomfortable and anxious, your treatment shouldn’t. Currently available treatments require that women choose between multiple days of pills or messy creams, abstain from drinking alcohol, and use a backup form of birth control 4—all of which may make completing treatment a challenge.2,5
That is, until now
It only takes one time, and one packet of Solosec to complete your treatment. With Solosec, one dose stays in your body and continues to treat BV for 4 days.1 Solosec has no alcohol restriction: In vitro drug alcohol studies show Solosec does not inhibit the enzyme that metabolizes alcohol.1
*In vitro drug alcohol studies show Solosec does not inhibit the enzyme that metabolizes alcohol.1
†The most common side effects of Solosec include yeast infection, headache, nausea, altered taste, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vaginal itching.1
Open the packet by folding over the corner marked by an arrow and tearing across the top.1
Sprinkle the entire packet onto applesauce, yogurt, or pudding and mix.1
Eat the entire mixture, making sure not to chew the granules, within 30 minutes.1
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I take Solosec?
Solosec is a single oral-dose treatment, so you only need to take one packet, one time to complete treatment. Long term use of Solosec should be avoided.1
Do I have to take Solosec at a certain time of day?
Solosec can be taken at any time of day, without regard to the timing of meals.1
When I take Solosec, can I mix it in liquids?
Solosec does not dissolve in water or any liquids. It should not be mixed into liquids and should only be taken with the recommended foods: applesauce, pudding, or yogurt.1
Do I need to avoid alcohol or certain foods while being treated with Solosec?
Will it affect the efficacy of birth control? Do I need to use a backup method?
Solosec has no known interactions (including with oral contraceptives), and there is no need for backup birth control.1*
*No significant drug interactions with the combination oral contraceptive (ethinyl estradiol plus norethindrone).
Can I take it if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking Solosec. Solosec may pass into breast milk. Patients should discontinue breastfeeding for 96 hours (4 days) after taking Solosec.1
Are there any side effects?
Solosec is generally well tolerated, with a low incidence of side effects. But, the most common side effects include yeast infection, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vaginal itching, and an unpleasant metallic taste in the mouth.1
Call your doctor for medical advice on side effects. You are encouraged to report suspected side effects of prescription drugs to FDA at www.fda.gov/MedWatch also at 1-800-FDA-1088 or contact Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at 1-844-SOLOSEC (1-844-765-6732).
Who should not take Solosec?
You should not use Solosec if you've had an allergic reaction to secnidazole, or other nitroimidazole derivatives.1
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- SOLOSEC [prescribing information]. Baltimore, MD: Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc; 2017.
- Broumas AG, Basara LA. Potential patient preference for 3-day treatment of bacterial vaginosis: responses to new suppository form of clindamycin. Adv Ther. 2000;17(3):159-166.
- Schwebke JR, Morgan FG Jr, Koltun W, Nyirjesy P. A phase-3, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the effectiveness and safety of single oral doses of secnidazole 2 g for the treatment of women with bacterial vaginosis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017;217(6):678.e1-678.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.08.017
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bacterial Vaginosis. 2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines. www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015.… Updated June 4, 2015. Accessed Feb 1, 2018.
- Data on File, Patient Research. Symbiomix, a Lupin Company. 2013.
- Data on File, Physician Research. Advantage Healthcare, Inc. Prepared December 23, 2014.