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Frequently Asked Questions

blue triangle icon  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
blue triangle icon  Will Solosec be covered by my insurance?
Solosec is covered by most major insurance providers. If you are unsure of your coverage, please ask your insurance company.
blue triangle icon  Are there any options to make Solosec more affordable?
Solosec offers a co-pay savings card to help eligible patients save at the pharmacy. If you have insurance, the card may lower your co-pay to $25. Visit the co-pay card page for more information, including terms and conditions.
blue triangle icon  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
blue triangle icon  Can I mix Solosec with 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
blue triangle icon  Do I need to avoid alcohol or other foods while being treated with Solosec?
There is no specific food or alcohol restriction while being treated with Solosec.1 Laboratory studies show Solosec does not inhibit the enzyme that processes alcohol in your body.1
blue triangle icon  Will it affect the efficacy of my birth control? Do I need to use a backup method?
Solosec was tested not to interfere with a common birth control pill.1*
*No significant drug interactions with the combination oral contraceptive (ethinyl estradiol plus norethindrone).
blue triangle icon  Can I take Solosec 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
blue triangle icon  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 also at 1-800-FDA-1088.
blue triangle icon  How do I know if Solosec is right for me?
You shouldn't use Solosec if you've had an allergic reaction to secnidazole or other nitroimidazole derivatives.1
blue triangle icon  How is Solosec different from other antibiotic treatments for BV?
Solosec is the only single oral dose medication for BV.1 It does not require multiple days of pills or creams or gels that have to be inserted into your vagina like other BV medications.2
Learn more about Solosec.

References: 1. SOLOSEC [prescribing information]. Baltimore, MD: Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc; 2017. 2. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG Practice Bulletin: Clinical Management Guidelines for Obstetricians-Gynecologists, Number 215. Obstet Gynecol 2020:135(1):e1-e17.

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What is SOLOSEC?

SOLOSEC® (secnidazole) 2g oral granules is a prescription medicine used to treat bacterial vaginosis in adult women.

How should I take SOLOSEC?

SOLOSEC is a single-dose therapy for oral use. Use SOLOSEC by sprinkling an entire packet of SOLOSEC onto applesauce, yogurt, or pudding. The entire dose should be taken at once, and finished within 30 minutes. Avoid chewing or crunching the granules. SOLOSEC should not be taken by dissolving the granules in any liquid.

Important Safety Information

Call your doctor for medical advice on side effects. You are encouraged to report suspected side effects of prescription drugs to FDA at also at 1-800-FDA-1088 or contact Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at 1-844-SOLOSEC (1-844-765-6732).

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