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Secnidazole (International)

In the US, Secnidazole (secnidazole systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics and is used to treat Bacterial Vaginosis and Trichomoniasis.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiprotozoal agent: Trichomonacidal

Imidazole derivative

Antiprotozoal agent: Amebicide

Chemical Names

α,2-Dimetyl-5-nitroimidazole-1-etanol (WHO)

(RS)-1-(2-Metyl-5-nitro-1-imidazolyl)-2-propanol (IUPAC)


1H-Imidazole-1-etanol, α,2-dimetyl-5-nitro-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

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BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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