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Secnidazole

Secnidazole

Why is this Secnidazole?

Secnidazole is used to treat bacterial vaginosis (an infection caused by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the vagina) in women. Secnidazole is in a class of medications called nitroimidazole antimicrobials. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

How should this medicine be used?

Secnidazole comes as granules to take by mouth. It is usually taken as a single dose as prepared, without regard to meals. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take secnidazole exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

To take the granules, open the packet by folding over the corner and tearing across the top. Sprinkle all of the granules in the packet onto a small amount of applesauce, yogurt, or pudding. The granules will not dissolve. Take all of the mixture right away (within 30 minutes of preparation) without chewing or crushing the granules. After taking the mixture, you may drink a glass of water; however, do not mix the granules with water or other liquids.

Take all of the secnidazole granules at one time. If you take only part of the mixture and save it for later, your infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics.

Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufact.

What other information should I know?

Keep all appointments with your doctor.

Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.Information last revised January 2018. Copyright(c) 2018 First Databank, Inc.

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