Secnidazole Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 14, 2021.
For the Consumer
Applies to secnidazole: oral granule
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, secnidazole may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking secnidazole:
- Itching of the vagina or genitals
- thick, white vaginal discharge with mild or no odor
- Pain in the vagina or genital area
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of secnidazole may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to secnidazole: oral granule for reconstitution
Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting[Ref]
Dysgeusia has also been reported during postmarketing experience with this product and other 2 g formulations outside the US.
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dysgeusia
Frequency not reported: Dizziness[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Productive cough
More about secnidazole
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- Drug Interactions
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- Drug class: amebicides
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Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Solosec (secnidazole)." Symbiomix Therapeutics , Newark, NJ.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.