Get answers to common questions about your trichomoniasis (trich) diagnosis.
  • Trich is curable with treatment and, if promptly treated, poses little threat to your health.1
  • Left untreated, trich is associated with serious health consequences.1 See health risks >

  • Like all STIs, trich is passed from partner to partner during sexual intercourse.1
  • If you have sex—especially unprotected sex—with someone who has trich, you can get infected.1
  • If you've been treated for trich, you may get it again if your untreated partner re-infects you.1
    Learn about re-infection >

  • Your doctor has no way to determine who initially gave trich to you, or to your partner.1
  • Since trich can last for months or even years without treatment, a trich diagnosis does not necessarily mean you were recently infected.1
  • About 70% of people with trich have no symptoms—which means you or your partner may have been unaware of having trich for weeks, months, or years.1
  • It's important that your partner(s) get treated at the same time.1,2 Learn about partner treatment >

  • There are no over the counter medications for trich. Your healthcare provider will give you a prescription for an antibiotic treatment.1
  • Your partner(s) should be treated at the same time to help prevent reinfection.1
  • SOLOSEC is the only antibiotic that provides that complete treatment for both trich and bacterial vaginosis (BV) with just one oral dose.2 Learn how to take SOLOSEC >

  • Yes, it's possible to have both infections. In fact, 70% of women with trich test positive for the bacteria that cause BV.3
  • BV raises the vagina's pH, making it a more friendly environment for trich.4
  • Women with BV and trich are more likely to get other STIs like HPV, HIV, herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea so it's important to get treated.1,5-7
  • SOLOSEC is also approved to treat BV. It's the only single dose oral medication approved to treat both BV and trich.2 Learn about BV >

  • The only way to prevent trich and other STIs is to not have sex (vaginal, oral or anal).8
  • If you are sexually active, you can lower your chances of getting trich:
    • Use latex condoms consistently and correctly when you have sex with your partner(s).8
    • Be in a mutually monogamous relationship where both partners regularly test negative for STIs.8

92% of women with trich were cured after treatment with SOLOSEC.2
References: 1. Workowski KA, Bachmann LH, Chan PA, et al. CDC Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2021. MMWR Recomm Rep 2021;70(RR-04):1-192. 2. SOLOSEC [prescribing information]. Baltimore, MD: Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc; 2022. 5. Sobel JD, Subramanian C, Foxman B, Fairfax M, Gygax S. Mixed Vaginitis—More than Coinfection and with Therapeutic Implications. Curr Infect Dis Rep 2013;15:104-108. 6. Brotman RM. Vaginal microbiome and sexually transmitted infections: an epidemiologic perspective. J Clin Invest. 2011;121(12):4610-4617. 5. Chavoustie SE, Maribona AS, Hanna M. Bacterial Vaginosis and the Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections. Contemp Ob Gyn 2020. Educational Supplement. 6. Allsworth JE, Ratner JA, Peipert JF. Trichomoniasis and other sexually transmitted infections: results from the 2001–2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Sex Transm Dis 2009;36(12):738–44. 7. Kissinger P. Trichomonas vaginalis: a review of epidemiologic, clinical and treatment issues. BMC Infect Dis 2015;15(307);1-8. 8. CDC Trich Fact Sheet. Updated July 2017. Accessed 27 Oct 2021.



What is SOLOSEC?

SOLOSEC® (secnidazole) 2g oral granules is a prescription medicine used to treat bacterial vaginosis in females 12 years of age and older. SOLOSEC is used to treat Trichomoniasis, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI), in people 12 years of age and older. People taking SOLOSEC for Trichomoniasis should avoid having sex until they and their sex partners are treated with the same dose and at the same time, to prevent reinfection. It is not known if SOLOSEC is safe and effective in children under 12 years of age.

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. Avoid drinking alcohol during treatment with SOLOSEC and for 2 days (48 hours) after you take SOLOSEC.

Important Safety Information

  • You should not use SOLOSEC if you've had an allergic reaction to secnidazole, other ingredients of the formulation, or other nitroimidazole derivatives or have Cockayne syndrome.
  • Before taking SOLOSEC, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you
    • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
    • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is not recommended. You should not breastfeed for 96 hours (4 days) after taking SOLOSEC.
  • Vaginal yeast infections may occur with SOLOSEC and require an antifungal treatment.
  • The most common side effects of SOLOSEC include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vaginal itching and a bad, bitter or metallic taste in your mouth (dysgeusia).
  • Take SOLOSEC exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to. Do not take SOLOSEC more often than it is prescribed.

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).

Please see full prescribing information for SOLOSEC, available here.

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