Solosec® (secnidazole) is a single oral-dose treatment, so you only need to take one packet, one time to complete BV treatment.1
With other BV treatments you have to choose between multiple days of pills or messy creams. And your doctor may recommend that you abstain from drinking alcohol and use a backup form of birth control2—all of which can make completing treatment a challenge.1,2
But now, there's Solosec.
Solosec is the only single oral-dose BV treatment. It has been designed to deliver effective and complete BV treatment through one dose that stays in your body for 4 days. So, there’s no need to worry about multiple days of pills and messy creams—or food and alcohol restrictions.* It’s seriously simple.1-5
With Solosec, you can get back to your life while it works to alleviate symptoms and treat BV.1 And, in a clinical trial, it effectively reduced the need for additional treatment. So for simple relief from BV, ask your doctor if Solosec is right for you.1,3,4
*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 of small, smooth, odorless granules onto applesauce, yogurt, or pudding and mix. The granules will not dissolve or change the food's taste.1
Eat the entire mixture, making sure not to chew the granules, within 30 minutes.1
With Solosec you may benefit from a single oral-dose BV treatment1-5
CURRENT BV TREATMENTS*
According to FDA-approved prescribing information of products.
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 can cause side effects including vaginal yeast infections. Symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection include white or yellowish discharge (discharge may be lumpy or look like cottage cheese) and vaginal itching.1
The most common side effects of SOLOSEC include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vaginal itching and a bad, bitter or metallic taste in your mouth (dysgeusia).1
These are not all of the side effects of SOLOSEC. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at www.fda.gov/MedWatch also at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Who should not take Solosec?
You should not use Solosec if you've had an allergic reaction to secnidazole or other nitroimidazole derivatives.1
Talking to your doctor
To help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis, you may want to be prepared to answer the following questions:
- Can you describe your discharge?
- How long have you had symptoms?
- When was the last time you had sex, and/or when was your last menstrual cycle?
- Do you have any allergies to prescription medication?
- Is this the first time you’ve had BV?
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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.
- Data on File, Physician Research. Advantage Healthcare, Inc. Prepared December 23, 2014.
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