One Packet. One Dose. One Time.
Solosec® (secnidazole) is easy to take.1,2

  1. Simply open the packet and sprinkle the entire contents of the packet onto applesauce, yogurt, or pudding. Stir and mix.1
  2. The small, smooth granules won’t dissolve. Consume all of the mixture within 30 minutes, without chewing or crunching the granules.1
  3. You can drink a glass of water after taking Solosec to help with swallowing. Do not try to dissolve the medicine in water or any other liquid.1

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Who should not take Solosec?
Patients should not use Solosec if they have had an allergic reaction to secnidazole, or other nitroimidazole derivatives.1
Is Solosec a single-dose oral treatment option for BV?
Solosec is a single 2 g packet of granules administered only once orally for the treatment of BV in adult women.1
How often does the patient take Solosec?
Solosec is a single oral-dose treatment, so the patient only needs to take one packet, one time to complete treatment. Solosec can be taken at any time of day, without regard to the timing of meals. Long term use of Solosec should be avoided.1
Do patients need to take Solosec with meals or during a particular time of day?
Solosec is taken orally, without regard to the timing of meals.1
Can Solosec be mixed into 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 patients need to avoid alcohol or certain foods while being treated with Solosec?
There is no specific food or alcohol restriction while being treated with Solosec.1
However, adult patients should always consume alcohol in a responsible manner.
In vitro drug alcohol studies show Solosec does not inhibit the enzyme that metabolizes alcohol.1
Do patients need to use back-up birth control while on Solosec?
There are no known clinically significant drug-to-drug interactions between Solosec and oral contraceptives.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
Please see Important Safety Information below and the accompanying full Prescribing Information. Report suspected side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088, or contact Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at 1-844-SOLOSEC (1-844-765-6732).
Can pregnant or breastfeeding patients take Solosec?
Solosec may pass into breast milk.1 Patients should discontinue breastfeeding for 96 hours after administration of Solosec.1
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  1. SOLOSEC® [prescribing information]. Baltimore, MD: Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc; 2017.
  2. Data on File, Physician Research. Advantage Healthcare, Inc. Prepared December 23, 2014.